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Beyond traditional borders students solving global health challenges

Beyond Traditional Borders:Students SolvingGlobal Health Challenges

Maria Oden, Rebecca Richards-Kortum


Beyond traditional borders
Beyond Traditional Borders

Undergraduate program at Rice

  • Students learn the engineering design process and apply it to designing solutions to real-world global health challenges provided by our partners.

  • Students have the

    opportunity to apply

    for internships that

    allow them to travel

    to our partners’ sites

    to implement the

    designs.


Impact
Impact

  • 28 designs have been evaluated or used in the field

  • Challenge: Moving from design to dissemination

  • These technologies have been used in 21 countries

  • Over 45,000 people have been directly and positively impacted through the use of these technologies

United States

Myanmar

Haiti

Mexico

Dominican Republic

Niger

India

Honduras

Guatemala

Nicaragua

Sierra Leone

Kenya

Ecuador

Rwanda

Tanzania

Peru

Malawi

Mozambique

Botswana

Swaziland

Lesotho


Success stories dosing clip
Success Stories- Dosing Clip

March 2011

Licensed to 3rd Stone Design

Dual Market Product

Oct. 2009


Bcpap

NCIIA Course Grant

bCPAP

HHMI

USAID

NCIIA eTeam

Water Level = 6 cm

(Flow = 7 L/min)


Stalled
Stalled?

  • Challenges

    • Bandwidth

    • Identifying the right partnerand/or business model

    • What is the real market?

    • Education focus

    • Funding- try, try again


Steps to success
Steps to Success

  • Design, Prototype, Evaluate, Redesign

  • Evaluation research

    • Initially in US if possible

    • Clinical trials

    • Publish

    • Obtain funding

  • Identify local champion

  • Partner, partner, partner

  • Dual Market


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