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February News: At Home or Abroad, EWH Students Build a Healthier Future

February News: At Home or Abroad, EWH Students Build a Healthier Future
Thank you to everyone who supported us during our Annual Appeal! Your generous donations help us develop new Institute programs, maintain our BMET Library, foster our student programs, and more. Check out how university students are learning about medical devices and using their skills to improve healthcare, whether they're on their home campuses or abroad:…

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Makerere University EWH Chapter Reaches Out to Hospitals in Uganda

Makerere University EWH Chapter Reaches Out to Hospitals in Uganda
Written in collaboration with KYAGULANYI ALLY, President of the EWH Makerere Chapter. Each year, since 2015, the Makerere University Biomedical Engineering Students Association (MUBESA) and Makerere’s EWH Chapter have collaborated on the Biomedical Engineering Hospital Outreach Project, or BME-HOP. BME-HOP is a volunteer program originally initiated by Makerere students to reduce the rates of equipment failure in Ugandan health facilities.…

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Makerere University's Biomedical Engineering Freshman's Challenge

Makerere University's Biomedical Engineering Freshman's Challenge
Each year, the Makerere University Biomedical Engineering Students’ Association (MUBESA) and the Makerere EWH Chapter in Uganda come together to welcome the new students of the Biomedical Engineering program with the Freshman’s Challenge. This challenge brings first year students together to explore a given healthcare challenge and develop solutions.…

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EWH UC San Diego Hosts 3rd Annual HealthHack

EWH UC San Diego Hosts 3rd Annual HealthHack
For the third year in a row, the EWH Chapter at the University of California – San Diego hosted their HealthHack. This year, 181 participants could choose one of two tracks: health care delivery or refugee health. This highly interdisciplinary and collaborative event featured more than 35 completed proposals, with support from 57 mentors and judges from a variety of fields, and awarded $12,000 in prize money.…

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University of Toronto EWH Chapter Hosts 3rd Annual Symposium

University of Toronto EWH Chapter Hosts 3rd Annual Symposium
Written by Jen Ma, with the University of Toronto EWH Chapter: The University of Toronto’s third annual Engineering World Health symposium, themed Origins and Opportunities, hosted a number of speakers and workshops to share innovative ideas about world health. Engineers and non-engineers alike were drawn to the full-day event and enjoyed speaker-sessions, panel discussions, interactive workshops as well as a networking lunch and poster session.…

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