Design Discussion at Makerere

The Duke-MUK collaboration involved students at Duke and the students at Makerere  working collaboratively on design projects. When the Duke students travelled to Kampala, the students developed and refined their engineering designs and shared their ideas with their peers and advisors.  In a session that lasted more than three hours, the design teams received critical feedback from […]

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MakaPads

What does it mean to design for the developing (as opposed to the developed) world? This is a question we have explored through both class readings and project topic research. Why are existing healthcare waste management protection technologies not being utilized? How can hospital-based postpartum hemorrhage treatments be redesigned to be implemented in home-birth settings? […]

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BME 590: Transcontinental Design in Uganda

Transcontinental Design in Uganda is a course that is offered at Duke University and taught by Professor Monty Reichert. It involves identifying healthcare needs and designing engineering solutions specific to these issues in the setting of Uganda. Students at Duke University are partnered with students in the BME Design course sequence at Makerere University to work […]

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