Engineers Without Borders USA — COVID-19 Hospital Equipment

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Organization Name 
Award Date 
4/2020
Grant Amount 
$250,000
Purpose 
To support the design, testing, production, and distribution of low-cost personal protective equipment and ventilators.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant Investigators: Chris Somerville and Heather Youngs

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigators. Engineers Without Borders USA staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $250,000 to Engineers Without Borders USA, in collaboration with the University of San Carlos, to support the design, testing, production, and distribution of low-cost personal protective equipment and ventilators to hospitals throughout Guatemala. The equipment will help hospitals in Guatemala and other low-income countries safely and effectively treat COVID-19 patients.

This follows our May 2019 support. It falls within our work on scientific research, specifically within our interest in science supporting biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.