Engineering World Health

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It is estimated that over half of routine medical equipment in low and middle income countries lies in disrepair at one time or another. Engineering World Health (EWH) is a summer internship program co-founded by Duke BME professor Robert Malkin that sends undergraduates to low resource settings to perform basic medical equipment maintenance and repair. The majority of these students are rising sophomores or juniors.  DukeEngage funds EWH programs in Tanzania and starting this summer in Uganda under the auspices of the Duke-MUK BME Partnership.  In June 2017 eight Duke undergraduates will travel to Kampala to work in Mulago National Referral Hospital and in nearby clinics. The students and the On The Ground Coordinator will live together at the Mulago Guest House for two months, which is a five minute walk from Mulago Hospital. To learn more about EWH activities and its more than 140 chapters world-wide go to To download an EWH application go to