June 7 to August 9, 2020
Training: Nairobi, Kenya
June 7-July 6
July 6-August 7
Final Conference: Nairobi, Kenya
The Summer Institute in Kenya trains and places up to 25 program participants to assist hospitals with critical medical device repairs and other services. Participants begin with a month in Nairobi, taking tailored courses in biomedical equipment operation and repair. Our partner, Kenyatta University, provides classroom space, dormitory-style accommodations and local expertise. Kenyatta engineering students will also join the program. EWH provides instruction on common medical devices and methods for making repairs in Kenya. After the first month of training, students will begin working in groups of two or three at EWH partner hospitals throughout Kenya. Participants typically stay in housing associated with the hospitals and designated for aid groups.
The Kenya program offers participants an immersive cultural and clinical experience. English is very common in Kenya, especially in urban areas and in hospitals. Few of the EWH partner hospitals in Kenya have some form of biomedical technical assistance. Participants work closely with Kenyan medical staff and, if they exist at that hospital, technicians, to make equipment repairs, execute training, install equipment, or perform other engineering duties for the hospitals.