MTTS CPAP

CONDITION ADDRESSED: Respiratory distress syndrome

Prevention/Treatment
Prevention/Treatment
  • PREVENTION
  • DIAGNOSTIC
  • TREATMENT
MTTS CPAP

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization

East Meets West Foundation - Breath of Life Program

Individual Contact

Email

Application

  • Designed for use in low-resource district hospitals that have access to oxygen and a reliable power source but do not have ventilatory support for infants

 

Advantages

  • Fully developed, tested, approved
  • Device is implemented with training
  • Locally-made, trained, and maintained 

 

Important Milestones Achieved

  • Prototype developed
  • Manufactured in-country
  • Accepted/endorsed by local users
  • Training materials prepared and implemented
  • Treated over 60,000 infants
  • Reduced infant mortality by 20% 

 

Proposed Next Steps in Development

  • Expanding device implementation and training in Laos, Cambodia, East Timor 

 

Partnerships/Collaboration Network

  • Steve Ringer MD, Brigham & Women's
  • Medical Technology Transfer Service (Vietnam manufacturer)
  • National Hospital of Pediatrics, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Save the Children
  • UNICEF
  • UNFPA
  • WHO

Stage of Development

Prototype

Funding Source

Lemelson Foundation; Limited Brand; Niles Foundati