Steth of Hope
All junior doctors and medical students will be able to nostalgically recall the moment that they received their first stethoscope. It is a seminal moment in every medical career, and it makes every student feel that little bit closer to becoming a doctor. In some parts of the world, essential tools such as stethoscopes are not so readily available. This can have a major impact on the ability of students to perform clinical examinations, formulate diagnoses and appropriately manage patients.
Make a Medic has partnered with Glia, a pioneering Canadian company that designs affordable high-quality medical equipment (such as stethoscopes, otoscopes and tourniquets) using the latest 3D printing technology. We have donated 100 stethoscopes to medical students at Egerton University in Kenya and another 100 to University of Zambia Medical School.