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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'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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The Summer Institute Goes To Uganda!

The Summer Institute Goes To Uganda!
This year, EWH is running our first Summer Institute program in Uganda. The Uganda program builds on a strong partnership between Makerere University (a prestigious university in Uganda's capital, Kampala) and Duke University. Although the program still focuses on biomedical equipment support in hospitals, it has some key differences from our other programs.…

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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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Designing for Low-Resource Hospitals

Designing for Low-Resource Hospitals
Our friends Reece Stevens with FreePulse and David Kovacs with Access Health Care Nepal have teamed up! Reece and David are both Summer Institute Alumni, January Institute Alumni, and former On-the-Ground Coordinators. In addition to his work with EWH, David co-founded Access Health Care Nepal (AHCN), an organization dedicated to improving healthcare in regions of Nepal where healthcare is scarce or not available at all. AHCN has also been a key partner in EWH’s work in Nepal. In 2015, Reece’s team at the University of Texas at Austin won EWH’s annual design competition for their low-cost patient monitor design: FreePulse. Now, Reece and FreePulse are working with AHCN to design on-the-ground tests of FreePulse’s capabilities in Nepal.…

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