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.
I was drawn to the GHDI program because of its emphasis on collaborating with stakeholders when designing for social impact. What most surprised me about the program was how easy it was for my team to collaborate with our hospital counterparts in Ghana. This fact alone demonstrates the program’s dedication to maintaining meaningful relationships with its hospital partners which I think sets the program apart from the rest.
What to Know About The Global Health Design Initiative
GHDI has been working with stakeholders for more than eight years to identify and address global health design challenges. Learn more about our history and core values.Learn More →
Since inception, we have worked on projects in maternal health, family planning, minimally invasive surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and more. Explore our past and current projects.Learn More →