To deliver tech solutions in delivery rooms, donors look to distribution

Devex Malawi HNN Admin

This article was originally published by Devex By Catherine Cheney SAN FRANCISCO — One million newborns die every year in Africa, and 80% of these deaths are preventable with technologies that have been available for 50 years in the U.S., according to Dr. Queen Dube, a pediatrician at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi. … Continued

Newborn baby deaths in Africa targeted in $68M initiative

Eurekalert Kenya, Tanzania, United Republic of, Malawi, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda HNN Admin

This story was originally published by EurekAlert citing Rice University. Hundreds of thousands of babies could be saved through a major global health initiative launched here today to improve newborn hospital care throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Almost half of childhood deaths occur in the first four weeks of life, and newborns in sub-Saharan Africa are nearly … Continued

Malawi study confirms lasting impact of life-saving technology

Rice University Malawi HNN Admin

This article was originally published by Rice University here. By Jade Boyd Malawi’s national adoption of affordable, rugged, neonatal CPAP technology as a part of routine hospital care resulted in sustained improvements in the survival of babies with respiratory illness, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics. Malawi, in southeast Africa, has the … Continued

Aquarium pumps saving babies’ lives

Malawi

In Malawi, when a newborn is suffering from respiratory distress, he or she is typically provided extra oxygen via tubes placed gently in the nose. But doctors don’t add air pressure to help inflate the infant’s lungs.

Study Finds ‘Bubble CPAP’ Increases Neonatal Survival Rates

Malawi

The first clinical study demonstrated that the device increased the survival rate of newborns with severe respiratory illness from 44 percent to 71 percent.

Saving Babies’ Lives Starts With Aquarium Pumps And Ingenuity

Malawi

One of the most successful projects for Rice 360 has been the bubble CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure). It helps premature infants breathe by pushing a steam of air into their lungs.

Five inspirational organisations from Malawi, Bangladesh, Mali, Kenya, and Colombia recognised by GSK and Save the Children

Bangladesh, Malawi, Mali, Kenya, Colombia

Winners of $1 million award to support lifesaving innovations announced. First initiative to be delivered in partnership between GSK and Save the Children that aims to save a million children’s lives.???