AS WONDERLAND BECOMES DIFFICULTIER

High expectations might occasionally result in fantastic results.

The third week of the internship was jam-packed with activities. Numerous interviews with different health officers were organized by my team. We had a lovely conversation on Monday with Kingsley, a biomedical engineer who also works with nurses, and Maureen, a biomedical engineer. The following are some of the significant topics we covered:

1. Difficulties they have when utilizing the current solutions for our initiatives.

2. The current QECH solutions that are readily available for our tasks.

3. The guiding principle for all of our projects.

It was highlighted at the conclusion of the interview that QECH does not have a vein finder, which is a serious issue that requires immediate attention to develop more affordable and user-friendly vein finders. Additionally, it was highlighted that the existing solutions are pricey, making them unaffordable for the majority of hospitals in Malawi, including QECH, and that cheaper items are urgently required.

We got a break when George's interviews on Tuesday were postponed. Nevertheless, learning new things, writing design context reviews, and putting our solutions into practice made for a long and exhausting day. The interview was rescheduled for the next day.

We kept working on the DCR on Wednesday. Later in the day, George from NEST360 had interview us, he highlighted the steps we needed to do. We tested a few of the already-existing options there. Strong consideration was given to factors including interference filtering, strength, and voltage limitations.

The week kept surprising me in new ways. Friday. Our stunning design criteria presentations were under the supervision of Mr. Bernard Dzonzi and Chiku Walan. Did I mention how entertaining these discussions were? Lol. Both amusing and educational material was presented. We looked at the goals, methods, roles, and design standards. Being in the company of such smart people was fascinating to me. Our supervisor and the other team members taught us a lot about how to do professional presentations, how to speak so that we always capture people's attention, and how important it is to stick to the time limit. I also learned a lot about public speaking from my other students.

See you next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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