Perinatal asphyxia and failure to resuscitate compromised newborns who are then classified as stillbirths has been recognized as a major cause of perinatal mortality in low-income countries. Devices such as ambu bags and other products, often manufactured by Laerdal, exist widely for neonatal resuscitation, but were designed in and for high-income countries. The goal of this project is to design an effective, appropriate, acceptable, and affordable resuscitation device for use and manufacturing in low-income countries.
GHDI provided me with am amazing opportunity to apply the skills I had been learning in school to a real and complex design opportunity. My team and I were given the freedom to explore design as it relates to healthcare while also receiving the support we needed to thrive. We developed authentic collaborations with healthcare providers, which enhanced our understanding of obstetrics, our design, and our experience in Ghana.
What to Know About The Global Health Design Initiative
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