Ready to engage?
Are you interested in ways to directly engage and learn more about global health innovation and social entrepreneurship? Duke has plenty of opportunities to get involved!
Experiential learning for Duke students in global health innovation and social entrepreneurship:
Duke Engineering World Health
We are a non-profit organization mobilizing the biomedical engineering community to improve the quality of health care in hospitals serving resource-poor communities of the developing world. With this professional expertise -- we install donated and new medical equipment, carry out equipment repairs, and train to build local capacity to both manage and maintain sophisticated equipment.
We teach our international BMET training programs locally in developing countries. We thus create sustainable programs in developing countries which remain after our departure. Our efforts are always in close collaborative partnerships with Ministries of Health and local educational institutions. We also train local trainers in developing countries.
Additionally we harness the resources of collegiate engineering programs through a network of university-based EWH chapters. We work with Duke University and Texas A&M University to plan, manage, and operate summer programs for students. These summer programs (known as Summer Institute or SI) send student biomedical engineers to developing country hospitals where they study language, culture, technology, and repair broken equipment.
Get engaged with global health and social entrepreneurship through SEAD, our partners, and other organizations involved in social entrepreneurship and global health!
USAID/HESN 2015 Summer Internship Opportunities