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3.2 million Newborns and Infants unnecessarily die, and 20 times this number become disabled, every year world-wide. Respiratory compromise and failure is one of the most common causes. With support from the Ujenzi Charitable Trust, an ultra-low-cost solution was designed at AIHT together with Harvard polymer scientists, doctors, engineers, and global health entrepreneurs.

ESM-NRB harmonizes pulse oximetry and an innovative ultra-low cost bubble CPAP (able to precisely blend oxygen and air) to equip and train facility-based providers in Kenya and India with life-saving tools to address respiratory compromise associated with the leading causes of newborn mortality and morbidity. ESM-NRB is expected to reduce newborn mortality by 50% among participating facilities in Zambia, Kenya and India, before scaling to other countries.