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Global Healthcare Technologies

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Sponsor: Northwestern University Office of International Program Development (IPD), in partnership with the University of Cape Town

Location: Cape Town, South Africa


Designed exclusively for engineering students, this program offers hands-on experience in developing medical devices to improve health outcomes in resource-poor environments, particularly the townships of Cape Town. While learning about healthcare needs specific to developing countries, students work closely with the University of Cape Town (UCT) faculty and local health professionals.  The emphasis is on problem definition, user-centered solutions and the utilization of appropriate technologies.

Program Type: Northwestern-Sponsored


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Languages: English


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Program Costs: 

Visit the IPD program page for cost information.

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