- Engineers Without Borders USA
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- To support the design, testing, production, and distribution of low-cost personal protective equipment and ventilators.
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 Open Philanthropy's May 2019 support. It falls within its work on scientific research, specifically within its interest in science supporting biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.