DTU Engineering World Health
Utilizing engineering skills of DTU students to improve healthcare
technology in developing countries.
What do we offer? Project Picture
Engineering World Health DTU (EWH DTU) is the student chapter of the
American-founded EWH. Our vision is to improve healthcare technology
in developing countries by utilizing the members’ engineering skills.
Since 2014, EWH DTU has initially sent engineering students to Tanzania
and has later expanded to include Nepal and Mongolia. In these
countries our members help increase the value of the medical
equipment by repairing broken ones, putting donated equipment into
use and teaching the local staff proper handling of the devices if
In summer 2017, EWH DTU sent abroad 16 DTU students to Nepal and
Tanzania in collaboration with EWH. The volunteers were trained at a 3
weeks DTU preparation course prior to the departure, providing them
with valuable knowledge and technical skills needed to repair and
maintain medical equipment. While abroad, the students received
cultural and language training and were then distributed to the
hospitals in teams of 2-3. Here, they spent 4 weeks repairing, cleaning
and maintaining medical equipment in need. Furthermore, the students
were encouraged to teach the local staff how to maintain the
equipment, which was accomplished through teaching sessions and
manuals. During the summer institute, 203 pieces of equipment worth
around 2.5 mio DKK had been fixed, not to mention the quantity of
improvement added to the patient care by the work.
Simultaneously, EWH DTU has held workshops in Denmark with the
purpose of increasing the engineering skills of the students, and of
helping companies donating medical equipment in a effective way.
What differentiates us?
EWH DTU offers engineering students a unique opportunity to gain experience with medical equipment during their
studies. The students will help vulnerable hospitals in developing countries by increasing the value of life-sustaining
What do we look for at the Medico Bazar?
At Medico Bazar we look for potential members that will help us achieve our ambition to educate and inspire
engineering students and utilize the students’ skills to help hospitals in need. Furthermore, we hope to meet
companies that will help us achieve the before mentioned either financially or by donating old medical equipment,
which the students can gain experience from.
Engineering World Health DTU, CVR nr: 26911249
Contact: Julie Schou-Jensen, PR board member.
Address: Anker Engelundsvej 1, bygn. 101E, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Ph: +45 29 93 39 39