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Support Future EWH Institute Volunteers

Support Future EWH Institute Volunteers
“EWH was one of the most influential experiences I’ve had the privilege to participate in. Working in global health is a passion of mine now, and I learned an appreciation for different cultures, experiences, viewpoints, and people. I also learned quite a bit about engineering, and a focus on long-term reliable and sustainable design has impacted the current work I do.” - Summer Institute Alum…

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October News: Design Competition Winners

October News: Design Competition Winners
We are excited to share with you the winners of the 2019 Design Competition! Also, the applications for Summer Institutes in 2020 are now open. Find out more below or visit our website to learn how you can join.…

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August News

August News
As Fall approaches, there's no rest for the staff at EWH! As we finish up a successful set of 2019 Summer Institutes, we're hard at work planning 3 Institutes beginning in December (in Guatemala, Cambodia and Uganda) and 8 -- count 'em -- 8 Summer Institutes. We'll be in Kenya for the first time, and in Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda,Guatemala, and Nepal. There will be two separate Institutes in the Dominican Republic. We're so glad for your participation and support as we grow.…

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Happy 15th Birthday to EWH's Institute Programs!

Happy 15th Birthday to EWH's Institute Programs!
As part of our effort to evaluate our Institute programs, Engineering World Health regularly surveys past participants on a variety of topics, including education, volunteer work, and professional experience. For our 15th Year Census, we received 126 responses. Institute Alumni from every year since the Institutes began in 2004 responded, with 40% of responses from Alumni before 2015, and 60% from 2015 to 2019.…

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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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