hope for the missing link

Our latest 100&Change blogpost, written by Dr. Queen Dube, talks engaging our stakeholder community in #NEST360, from Ministries of Health to leaders of large global health organizations to the true beneficiaries of our work — the moms, dads, and small babies in Malawi! We are really enjoying our journey through the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition,…

#realbeauty

Dove‘s Real Beauty Campaign asks: Share a story about you or someone you love that expands the definition of beauty. We want to hear from women everywhere, from every background. Throughout the year, Dove will work with you to tell your stories and inspire us all to celebrate #RealBeauty. Every woman has a story. Let’s…

360° in every sense: coming full circle

In the seven years since I started down my own bioengineering-global health path, I’ve documented hundreds of unmet healthcare needs around the world, from crowded urban hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to community health posts in rural Indonesia. I have seen diagnostic tests dependent on unavailable consumables, expensive treatments inaccessible to impoverished patients, and hospital equipment…

golden oxygen concentrators

Ready for Global Health Fellow #2?! Matthew Pesce is just another face behind Rice 360°‘s success. He, too, has been in Malawi for the last several months working on our BreathAlert device alongside Fellow Becky Selle ’15. BreathAlert is an apnea monitor and stimulation device with a size-adjustable strap. If a baby doesn’t breathe for…

broken in the warm heart of africa

Our team was recently featured on the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change blog. We were asked to write about how our team and proposal idea came together. A prominent member of Team NEST360°, Maria Oden, wrote a beautiful piece. My hardest months were spent watching my newborn daughter cling to life. Had she been born in Africa,…

laying groundwork and building partnerships

Good afternoon and happy Tuesday! We’ve been trying to feature this guest blogger for a quite awhile, but she’s been in Malawi since February! For the last three months, she’s been in Blantyre running clinical trials on Rice 360°’s AutoSyp device, a syringe pump designed to automatically deliver medicinal doses for up to 66 hours…

reflections from malawi: making progress

  Matt, our Design Studio Manager at Malawi Polytechnic, is back as a guest blogger! Check out his latest musings: A few of my students are competing in the FIRST Global Robotics competition, an international competition in which teams design a robot to solve a problem. This year’s challenge is around water access and sanitation. FIRST…

where are they now? how jocelyn brown is working towards a better world.

BY MALAZ MOHAMAD ’16 It was a very chaotic situation: a young child had come in with bronchiolitis. She was breathing very rapidly and with every wheezing breath, I felt my own throat tighten. The nurses and doctors rushed about but seemed unfazed by the girl’s apparent distress; they saw children like her on the…

alumni spotlight: sam olvera ’15

  Hi all! We’d like to take a minute to introduce you to Sam Olvera, a compassionate and bright young woman who graduated from our program in 2015 and is now an employee! We’re so fortunate to have her as part of our team, and we thought you’d like to get to know her a…

happy #piday!

As we start to embark on this 100&Change grant journey, we’re going to make a concerted effort to be transparent about the process — our successes and challenges, the questions we’re asking ourselves, and our general thoughts along the way. So, to begin (and to celebrate Pi Day — get it? Pi Day..pie chart..cutting into…

global health fellows are prepping for malawi!

Good morning – Long time, no talk! We wanted to fill you in on what’s happening over in our Rice 360 offices these past few weeks. The main activity has centered around our Global Health Fellows preparing to spend the next several weeks in Malawi clinically testing their devices in hospitals there. While we all know…