The Virtual Exchange Experience: A Panel Conversation
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, EWH has offered virtual programs to facilitate cross cultural exchange and engineering education opportunities for students even when travel is not possible, facilitating cross-cultural experiences for nearly 250 high school and university students across three continents in 2021.
• Virtual Engineering Innovation & Cultural Exchange supported by the Stevens Initiative
During this panel conversation, EWH virtual program alumni and facilitators from the United States, Lebanon, and El Salvador discuss the virtual exchange experience.
Challenges to Medical Equipment Maintenance
To meet medical equipment needs, many hospitals in low-income countries rely on donated equipment. However, studies have shown that nearly 40% of donated medical equipment arrives in-country unstable, and over 95% is unusable after five years. Additionally, hospitals in developing countries face significant challenges accessing skilled technicians who can install, maintain, or repair medical equipment. As a result, equipment essential to diagnosing diseases, sterilizing tools, and performing surgery quickly falls out of service. EWH was founded in 2011 to help address this challenge. Join EWH's Institute Manager, Megan Lavery, for a conversation about maintaining medical equipment in low-resource settings and EWH's work to improve healthcare delivery around the globe!