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Wiki for Medical Devices Launched

In parts of the world without reliable electricity, a pedal-powered nebulizer could provide life-saving asthma treatments. Small wax-filled sleeping bags could keep premature infants warm. A salad spinner centrifuge for blood samples could help clinicians diagnose anemia.

University of Michigan researchers have cataloged more than 100 such technologies in a new wiki of medical devices designed for resource-limited settings. The Global Health Medical Device Compendium, an open-source inventory, is hosted by the popular appropriate technology wiki Appropedia. It is expected to serve as an important communication vehicle for end users, non-governmental organizations, researchers and others to help advance such technologies.


DAAD Scholarship for Indian nationals

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in India annually offers fellowships for Indian nationals for research and study at universities and research institutes in the Federal Republic of Germany.

The DAAD Regional Office, New Delhi, has made the announcement of the DAAD programs for the academic year 2010-2011.

There are scholarships available for:

  1. Students to do their summer internships or summer jobs in Germany,
  2. Graduates and doctoral students and,
  3. For post-doctorates and research scientists.

// This year DAAD offers master’s scholarships in Public Policy and Good Governance and also for postgraduate courses with relevance to developing countries.