Engineering World Health
Who are we?
Engineering World Health (EWH) is an international organisation focusing on improving healthcare in the developing world by leveraging the abilities of young engineers and scientists.
Why should you join?
I have built solid friendships with dozens of people that have shared the same learning experiences as me.
UNSW is proud to host the first Australian chapter of Engineering World Health, a dynamic global organisation serving engineering students, healthcare professionals, communities around the world and, most importantly, patients in need. Members compete in competition teams or produce educational resources in the humanitarian engineering field. To get involved, send them an email or visit their Facebook page.
“As a biomedical engineering student I was looking for a student project that allowed me to apply my engineering skills in the biomedical field and EWH gave me that opportunity. Through the project I honed my problem solving skills, connecting my engineering knowledge with the real world and, most importantly, learning from people in other faculties that formed our multi-disciplinary team. At EWH, I never feel alone. Through hard work, I have built solid friendships with dozens of people that have shared the same learning experiences as me as we help each other prepare to challenge the world." - Ruihang Hou
Our major achievements
Founded a year ago as a local chapter of this organisation, UNSW’s EWH team has already completed a number of successful projects. As part of EWH’s international Design Competition, the UNSW team designed and built a low-cost, low-maintenance specialised otoscope (a device for examining the middle ear), placing third in the entire competition.
In addition to EWH’s biomedical technician education program in Cambodia, the UNSW team has also produced a complete introductory mathematics textbook, and are currently finishing work on a physics textbook for the same program.