In 2015, our team of volunteer Asheville NC engineers saw children kicking a soccer ball into a medical waste burn pile in Uluthe Village Kenya. A year later, in collaboration with the community, we completed the build of a safe medical waste incinerator at the Uluthe Medical Hospital and Dispensary.
Our current project aims to improve medical waste disposal at the larger Siaya County Hospital near Uluthe. The hospital serves more than 300 people per day (106,800 people/year) providing all types of medical services including antimalarial and antiretroviral drugs, HIV testing, prenatal care and childbirth, as well as first aid and surgery.
How You Can Help
- ENGINEERING EXPERTISE: EWB offers rewarding volunteer opportunities for experienced engineers to work on engineering solutions for developing communities.
- NON-ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE: We need members with experience in many disciplines. From medical specialists to marketers, its takes more than engineers to get things done in this complicated world.
- DONATIONS: Tax-deductible contributions from both individuals and corporations. We also depend on partnerships and sponsorships with corporations for financial, in-kind, and professional support. Click here for more information.
- BECOME A MEMBER: Members of EWB can participate in projects, receive EWB-USA newsletters and help to support EWB. To contact us for information on volunteering, click here. To become a member click here. Be sure to specify your affiliation with the “Asheville Professional” Chapter in the registration process.
- ATTEND A CHAPTER MEETING: Attend a chapter meeting to find out what we are currently up to! Click here to see when our next meeting is.