Biomedical Engineering for Global Health

Recommended Resources

At Rice University

Beyond Traditional Borders
The mission of the Beyond Traditional Borders Initiative is to foster the creation of globally appropriate health technologies that address the pressing health needs of the developing world. By engaging students through a novel multi-disciplinary educational program, we will challenge them to reach beyond their usual geographic and disciplinary experiential borders and to gain the knowledge and skills  necessary to advance such innovative technologies.

Rice 360°
Rice 360° works with communities to design and implement low-cost, high performance technologies that prevent disease, improve health, and reduce poverty.  These successful partnerships provide a model for larger and enduring efforts throughout the world.

Engineers Without Borders
EWB Rice is dedicated to improving the quality of life & health in impoverished communities via sustainable projects that address basic needs for water, shelter, energy systems, bridges & sanitation.

Hummanitarian Outreach
A student organization at Rice whose members seek to improve international health care by contributing to efforts made by grassroots organizations around the globe.

Beyond the Hedges

The Miniature Earth Project
... if the world's population were reduced to 100 people, it would look something like this...

Pediatrician in Swaziland
"Zinhle arrived at 6:30am, and was my first patient on a busy Tuesday morning. Zinhle had been living with HIV for eight years when I met her."

Hesperian Publishing for Community Health & Empowerment
Hesperian has made a commitment to publish online up-to-date versions of all their books, covering a range of topics on community health and empowerment.  Many free download titles are available in English as well as Spanish, including Where There is No Doctor.

In the Media

Global Health Progress: In the News
Global Health Progress brings you daily news posts on the latest happenings in the global health field.

Kaiser Family Foundation: Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report
The Kaiser Family Foundation presents a daily report on what's current in global health policy.

Tropical Diseases Research to Foster Innovation & Knowledge Application: News
The latest news on tropical disease research, as assembled by the editorial team.

The Lancet - Global Health Network: This Week in Medicine
In This Week in Medicine, 10-15 news blurbs on top global health issues are posted before prior to publishing in that week's issue of The Lancet.

Global Health Learning Corner

Point-of-Care Testing Courses
The Center for Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Global Health is offering free information to the public in an effort to increase the availability, accessibility, and affordability of diagnostic tests around the world.

Global Health eLearning Center
Take advantage of USAID's eLearning Center to expand your knowledge in key public health areas such as Malaria, Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, and Logistics for Health Commodities.

The Lancet - Global Health Network: Reading Room
The Lancet provides free sample chapters of a number of books in areas such as HIV/AIDS, paediatric infections diseases, travel and tropical medicine, immigrant medicine, and vaccines.

Unite For Sight: Global Health University
Check out Unite For Sight's Global University that offers over 10 courses in good global health practice.

Global Health Education Consortium: Annotated List of International and Global Health-related Websites
This website provides a list of a majority of organizations involved with global health issues ranging from governmental, language training, volunteer-based, and educational programs.

Recommended Reads 

Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson



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