Dear Friends of EWH, __________________

So much has happened in the month since our last newsletter. As you may know, we are not able to run our Institute programs this summer but we are still working to do what we can for biomedical engineers around the globe. If you're looking for ways to help, our BMET Library is accepting new resources such as equipment manuals to help BMETs everywhere keep their hospital equipment up and running. We also encourage you to reach out to our friends at Project C.U.R.E. if you're looking to volunteer.

We are immensely grateful for your support during this difficult time. Thank you.

Read on for more about EWH's recent work:

 

January Institutes

 
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This year, 69 students joined EWH for the January Institutes in Guatemala, Uganda, and Cambodia to work in 25 hospitals. Participants repaired a total of 708 pieces of hospital equipment, including oxygen concentrators, ventilators, patient monitors, and much more. You can read each program's report here.

Congratulations to everyone who completed the program, and thank you again to our partners: the University of New South Wales, Makerere University, the University of Puthisastra, Rochester Institute of Technology, George Mason University, and DoGuatemala. You make our programs possible.

Alum Highlight

Institute Alumni are amazing people who regularly inspire us with their achievements and passion for doing good. This month, we'd like to highlight the work of some Australian alumni.

Dr. Lauren Kark of UNSW shared the following story with us: "Worried that the state was going to run out ventilators, New South Wales Health and UNSW partnered together to scavenge unused ventilators

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from throughout the state. These ventilators were brought to our makerspaces on campus. The Deputy Dean contacted me to see whether I might be able to recruit nine students who had previously participated in the EWH Summer/January Institutes. I put out a call to all our former participants. Within ten minutes we had 10 volunteers. Within two days we had over 70 volunteers!"

These students will work with the ventilator task force to revive these unused ventilators in preparation for hospital use in Australia. If it turns out that these ventilators are not required, they will be donated to Australia's neighboring nations in need.

We love hearing from our Alumni! If you'd like to share an update with us, please email us anytime at info@ewh.org.

Kits are on Sale!

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All Kits are currently 50% off! Need a hands-on STEM activity for students stuck at home? EWH's Kits introduce students to key engineering concepts as well as basic medical device design. For orders of 1 or 2 in the US, shipping is free!