Providing Warmth to Premature Babies
Babies born prematurely in developing countries face a high risk of hypothermia due to lack of equipment or proper solutions to keep the baby warm. Embrace, a program of Thrive Networks, advances maternal and child health by delivering innovative solutions to the world’s most vulnerable populations. What caught our attention is their Embrace Warmer.
The Embrace Warmer is a feasible solution in developing countries because its:
Less than 1% of the cost of a standard incubator.
Can be reused up to 50 times.
Can be used while the baby is held in the mother’s arms or during transport
Easily cleaned using soap and water
Simple and intuitive to use, validated through routine safety testing and extensive clinical trials
Incorporates an innovative phase change material to rapidly stabilize the temperature of an infant suffering from hypothermia
Embrace has developed partnerships with clinics, governments, and non-profits to integrate their warmer with education and hands-on training. One Embrace Warmer can help save the lives of dozens of babies. Looking for an organization to partner with to save the lives of infants in developing countries?
Source: Embrace Warmer
Contact: 415.663.6202 (US)
Spotted by: Krishna Shrestha