Dear Friends of EWH, __________________

We've got some big news!

First, our office is moving. We've enjoyed our time in Chapel Hill, but starting in March we'll be back in Durham, NC. Our new address will be: 331 West Main Street, Suite 511, Durham, NC 27701. Our phone number will stay the same: 984-234-3686, and of course you can always reach us by email:

Second, the even bigger news: CEO Leslie Calman is planning to retire by the end of this year after 7 years with EWH. Since 2013, Leslie has overseen the expansion of the Institute programs from 3 programs and 58 participants to 8 programs and 175 participants. Leslie has also fostered new partnerships with universities around the world, including the Technical University of Denmark, the University of New South Wales, and Makerere University. Now, we are looking for a dynamic leader to continue to build EWH’s programs and partnerships. Here is a complete job description with instructions on how to apply.

Read on for more about EWH's recent work:


January Institutes


This year, 69 students joined EWH for the January Institutes in Guatemala, Uganda, and Cambodia to work in 25 hospitals. Participants worked alongside hospital staff to install, maintain, and repair medical equipment, including oxygen concentrators, nebulizers, patient monitors, and much more. 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.

Our Summer Institute programs will begin in May. Our participants depend on donors like you to provide them with the tools and supplies they need.

Alum Highlight

Institute Alumni are an amazing group of people who regularly inspire us with their achievements and passion for doing good. This month, we'd like to highlight one of our alums.

Shubhayu Bhattacharyay participated in the 2018 Summer Institute in Guatemala. At the end of the program, he shared this with us: "I’ve lived in India, Vietnam, and Thailand before


moving to L.A. – but before the Summer Institute I never really understood the challenges faced by low-income hospitals. Now I feel like I’ll be steering my professional life in this direction: global clinical engineering."

In January, Shubhayu was been awarded the Gates Cambridge scholarship to do a fully-funded PhD in Clinical Neurosciences at Cambridge University! We wish him the best of luck as he begins this new endeavor.

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

Kit Build in Malawi

Four past design projects

EWH recently donated a set of ECG Simulator Kits to the Polytechnic University of Malawi. These Kits were used to conduct a small BMET training with five biomedical engineering students and three biomedical diploma students.

We are happy to be able to support this training and we look forward to more trainings in the future! Find out more about the Polytechnic University of Malawi and their programs on their website.