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Coming Together in West Africa

Coming Together in West Africa
Engineering World Health (EWH) strongly believes the key to succeeding in our mission is building strong partnerships wherever we go. That’s why we’re joining Medshare International in Coca-Cola Nigeria’s “Safe Birth Initiative” to support the Ministry of Health in Nigeria in reducing maternal and newborn mortalities. Engineering World Health focuses on the repair and maintenance of medical equipment in health facilities as well building the capacity of local personnel to manage and maintain lifesaving equipment without depending on external support. The in-house capability is essential for seamless provision of healthcare that saves lives.…

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A THRIVING PARTNERSHIP: DTU AND EWH

A THRIVING PARTNERSHIP: DTU AND EWH
For several years, Engineering World Health has partnered with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) to send student volunteers to Nepal. The program has grown and matured, and we’d like to share its interesting origins: In 2014, DTU student David Kovacs was a participant in the EWH Summer Institute in Tanzania. By this time, he’d already spent some time in Nepal, and was eager to put his skills to work in Tanzania. During the summer, David became convinced that EWH’s services were needed in Nepal. During the final conference, David pitched the idea to visiting EWH CEO, Leslie Calman. Together, they began putting together a program.…

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June News: We're Hiring!

June News: We're Hiring!
We're hiring! EWH is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced candidate to fill the full time position of EWH Institute Manager. The EWH Institute Manager is responsible for 6-7 Institute programs. For 5-8 months a year, the Manager works closely with the EWH team in Chapel Hill, NC, coordinating and developing the programs. For the remainder of the year, they work in Asia, Africa, or Latin America serving as the OTGC for one Summer Institute and one January Institute.…

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What Does "Low-Resource Environment" Actually Mean?

What Does "Low-Resource Environment" Actually Mean?
Co-written with Summer Institute Manager Maddy Bishop-Van Horn. At Engineering World Health, and more generally in the international development field, we often use the term “low-resource” — but what does this term mean for biomedical technicians and engineers?…

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April News: SI 2018 is About to Begin!

April News: SI 2018 is About to Begin!
In just a couple of weeks, our first Summer Institute programs will begin! We invite you to support our participants as they begin training to work in our partner hospitals. You help Engineering World Health fulfill its mission.…

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