Blood Mat

CONDITION ADDRESSED: Hemorrhage

Diagnostic
Diagnostic
  • PREVENTION
  • DIAGNOSTIC
  • TREATMENT
Blood Mat

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization

International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh

Individual Contact

Dr. Mohammad Abdul Quaiyum

Application

  • Designed for trained midwives and birth attendants in clinical/home, low-resource settings 

 

Advantages

  • Made of biodegradable material; only absorbs 500 mL of fluid - simple indication of PPH 

 

Important Milestones Achieved

  • Prototype developed
  • Included in Pathfinder's Safe Delivery Kit
  • Received $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 

 

Proposed Next Steps in Development

  • Refine and test mat for human use 

 

Partnerships/Collaboration Network

  • Gates Foundation
  • International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B)
  • Pathfinder International 

Stage of Development

Prototype

Funding Source

Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Grant