Dear Friends of EWH, _____________________October 2019

We are excited to share with you the winners of the 2019 Design Competition!

Also, the applications for Summer Institutes in 2020 are now open. Find out more below or visit our website to learn how you can join.


Are you a Summer Institute alum or parent? Or a friend who cares about global health? Please help with a donation here to support the 2020 class of student volunteers. 


Summer Institutes

Each year, university STEM students and young professionals join EWH from around the world to help improve healthcare delivery in low-resource hospitals. To ensure our volunteers are knowledgeable and well-prepared, EWH trains participants for one month in technical and language skills. Then, for the second month, participants work in hospitals alongside staff, installing, maintaining, and repairing medical equipment that nurses and doctors need to provide quality care to patients.

One participant from the Rwanda program told us, "I had an amazing experience that taught me so much about myself and really changed my life for the better. "

Since 2004, over 1,100 participants have come together to repair more than 12,000 pieces of hospital equipment, ranging from blood pressure cuffs and pulse oximeters to infant incubators and ultrasound machines.

Put your skills to work in 2020:

Design Competition Winners

Each year, the EWH Design Competition invites students to submit innovative designs for medical technology that can make a difference in low-resource settings.

We were once again impressed by the ingenuity demonstrated by all of the teams who submitted designs. Learning to consider a variety of settings and end-users during medical device design will have a significant impact on engineering solutions addressing healthcare challenges around the world. We are proud of every team's dedication to improving global health through design.

Without further ado, the winners of the 2019 Design Competition are:

1st - LeTourneau University: Noninvasive Hemoglobin Screening Device

2nd - Clemson University: Kifua Pampu: Breast Pump to Help Reduce Mother to Child HIV Infections

3rd - University of Minnesota-Twin Cities: Low Cost Infusion Pump  

Honorable mentions:

Clemson University: Save Your Breath: A Cost-Effective Oxygen Concentration Sensor from Zinc-Air Batteries

Northwestern University: SensO2r: A Low-Cost Oxygen Analyzer

Thank you again to everyone who participated and to our judges! We look forward to your new designs in 2020! Read more about the winning designs and how to enter next year on our website.

Visit EWH at BMES and SWE

Four past design projects

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the BMES Annual Meeting! It was so great to meet you (or see you again)! As always, it was a pleasure to share our Design Competition winners with everyone there.

This year, EWH will also be attending the Society of Women Engineers' WE19 conference in Anaheim, CA, in November. This is a new one for us, and we'd love to see you there!