Engineering World Health NYC
Organized by: Todd Joseph
Engineering World Health is an NGO dedicated to inspiring, educating and empowering the biomedical engineering community to improve healthcare delivery in the developing world. The problem: Millions of dollars of medical equipment goes unused in developing world hospitals each year. Much of this waste could be prevented or remedied if the hospitals had the man power and appropriate training to repair the items. EWH's solution: The solution EWH offers is two fold. First, undergraduate engineering students attend Summer Institute each year to repair the broken equipment and create technical manuals in the native language. Second, the organization partners with technical schools in the developing world to train biomed technicians at a local level, allowing the country to be self sufficient in handling the repairs. Our role: Engineering World Health Professional Chapters enable individuals to contribute to the mission of EWH. EWH recognizes the importance of fostering the next generation of engineers. Our STEM education program aims to show K-12 students and educators how engineering is used to address healthcare problems around the world.