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Our #SaferSurgeryBangladesh story

Last November in Khulna, the third-largest city in Bangladesh, we set out to train a maximum of 24 doctors. Thanks to incredible work from our faculty, three from Dhaka and two from the U.K., we ended up delivering essential education and some oximeters to a classroom of 34. We’ll be sharing photos and stories from

Bangladesh

Our two Lifeboxes have seen nonstop action and have performed flawlessly. Below is a little 1.1kg preemie, whose mother died in the village during childbirth.  Several hours after birth the neighbours brought us the child, who was in severe distress.  He survived and even thrived in no small part due to the ability to track

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Bangladesh is a densely populated country with over 145 million people. It is  widely recognised to be one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change due to its low-lying position, and faces significant healthcare challenges. We have been delighted to provide oximeters for a number of Bangladeshi hospitals, including Memorial Christian Hospital in Chittagong where

Lifebox, oximetry innovation and paediatric pneumonia

On World Pneumonia Day, we spoke to him about this critical work – and its potential to revolutionise diagnosis and treatment of an infection killing nearly a million children a year. A pulse oximeter is a non-invasive device for monitoring the level of oxygen in your blood stream, more often thought of as a hospital tool

Pneumonia

Pulse oximetry plays a critical role in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric pneumonia, which kills nearly a million children under the age of five each year. But until now, challenges of design, cost and distribution have limited spread of the technology in countries where it can make a life-saving difference. Robust, reliable, and affordable

Projects

Each year we focus on a number of country projects, working with an incredible network of colleagues, volunteers and supporters. They’re experts in their own healthcare systems, and from the government to the frontline they’re helping to build long-term change in practice. Our goal: a world where hospital teams have the tools they need to give

Lifebox News – February Edition

Last month we… Longform Lifeboxed in a beautiful feature about our work in Mongolia and India, as part of Mosaic Science’s Great Ideas series.  It features smart innovations that changed and saved lives around the globe, and  our story was even picked up by The Atlantic Magazine and The Independent Hung out behind the scenes

My Lifesaving Oximeter

Since 2011 we’ve distributed over 16,000 pulse oximeters to more than 100 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, and trained thousands of anaesthesia providers in essential skills. We’re excited to show you how your support, their dedication, and the Lifebox pulse oximeter are making a life-saving difference. Catch the latest story here,

A better oximeter for under-5s

But we know there’s more work to be done, in surgery – and other fields where a pulse oximeter can make the difference between life and death. Thanks to support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we launched a major new venture for Lifebox last year. Our focus: targeted redesign of the Lifebox oximeter and neonatal

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