Lillian Gu is an assessment specialist for biomedical equipment technicians in resource-poor settings. She is passionate about global health and currently works at the Developing World Healthcare Technology Laboratory at Duke University. Born and raised in Taiwan, Gu holds a master’s in engineering management and speaks English, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish.

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Improved cookstoves ought to be one of the easy wins in global health. Inefficient, old-fashioned cookstoves do real damage to human health and family incomes. Traditional cookstoves are generally open fires in the middle of three stones, which hold the pot. The fuel is biomass (wood, animal dung, and crop waste) and coal, and the […]

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