Global Health and Design Collaborative
The Global Health Design Collaboration (GHDC) of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) of Cleveland, OH is a multi-level interdisciplinary organization which seeks to integrate social science and engineering disciplines in the development of relevant, sustainable solutions to health concerns in Uganda.
CWRU MedWish and GHDC partner to tackle both ends of the design process. Through partnering with GHDC, CWRU MedWish members are able to more clearly understand the design decisions and challenges that have made these medical devices what they are. CWRU MedWish has been able to show device end-of-life and advise design decisions early on in the design process for various GHDC teams.
Center for Engineering Action
The mission of the Center for Engineering Action is to provide students with opportunities to participate in multi-disciplinary team-based design projects, research and coursework which focuses on advancing the public good through partnerships between local, regional, and global communities and Case Western Reserve University.
The Center for Engineering Action has supported and uplifted CWRU MedWish since its inception. The Center has connected CWRU MedWish with different funding opportunities, like-minded organizations, and travel opportunities.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland Clinic is one of the largest and most respected hospitals in the country. Their mission is to provide better care of the sick, investigation into their problems, and further education of those who serve.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s Clinical Engineering Department has assisted CWRU MedWish with bringing in device to MedWish International and providing advice for device refurbishing. Insights into device procurement and device failure modes have been shared which assist CWRU MedWish with triage and repair.