Where We Work

Summer & January Institutes

Central America | EWH's Summer Institutes began in Central America in 2004, and since then we have worked across the region in Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, and Guatemala. Our current Central America programs include:

  • Guatemala Summer Institute
  • Dominican Republic Campus to Country Institute with the University of Portland

 

Africa | EWH has worked in Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria, and Ethiopia. Our current Africa programs include:

  • Rwanda Summer Institute

 

Asia | EWH has worked in Nepal, Cambodia, and Mongolia. Our current Asia programs include:

  • Nepal Campus to Country Institute with Denmark Technical University

 

Biomedical Equipment Technician Training

Rwanda – Our first BMET (Biomedical Equipment Technician) Training program began in Kigali in 2009, through generous support from the GE Foundation.  In four years, the program became an officially accredited academic program that issues Rwandan diplomas to its graduates.  Starting in early 2013, EWH began training the trainers who would take over the program. The program was successfully turned over to our educational partner, IPRC, in 2016.

Honduras – Started in 2010, our Honduras program provided more advanced training and expanded the opportunities available for local BMETs. EWH has successfully turned this program over to our educational partner, the Instituto Nacional de Formación Profesional, which continues to train and certify BMETs.

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Ghana – With the generous support of the GE Foundation, EWH built fully-equipped biomedical workshops at Kintampo, Mampong, Axim, Apom, and Sunyani Regional Hospitals in Ghana.  These workshops provide space for BMETs to repair equipment and train future technicians.

Cambodia – In 2012, EWH started training BMETs in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This program marks our first venture into Asia and we are thrilled with the rapid progress made! We worked in close partnership with the GE Foundation, the University of Puthisastra, and the Ministry of Health to ensure this program's longterm future as we trained students and built a Center of Excellence. The program was turned over to the University of Puthisastra in 2016.

Nigeria - EWH's BMET Training program in Lagos, Nigeria began in 2014. Through collaboration with the GE Foundation, the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Heath, and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), the program began with 19 students enrolled at LUTH. EWH has already created a functional, well-stocked training workshop, and a full hospital BMET Center of Excellence (CoE) was completed in 2017.

Ethiopia - In the fall of 2015, EWH, in partnership with the GE Foundation, PEPFAR, and AIHA, began a BMET Training program in Ethiopia. The focus of this program is to train teachers so that they in turn can train future BMETs.

We are always looking for opportunities to work with new partners, both by exploring cutting-edge approaches in existing partner countries, and by expanding SI and BMET programs in new partner countries. Visit our EWH Institutes and BMET Training pages for more information about the programs.