Winners of the 2013 Award
Friends of Sick Children, Malawi - $400,000
Friends of Sick Children is a partnership between the Paediatric Department at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, Rice University's ’s Rice 360°: Institute for Global Health Technologies in the United States, and University of Malawi College of Medicine. Their ‘baby bubble’ – or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device (bCPAP) - is a low-cost adaptation of a device proven to help newborn babies in respiratory distress, designed specifically for low-resource settings.
BRAC, Bangladesh - $300,000
BRAC’s ‘Manoshi’ programme delivers a comprehensive package of health services for women and children in the urban slums of Dhaka and consists of three key innovations: safe, clean delivery centres in slum areas, access to emergency health care, home visits by health workers who record vital patient information.
MUSO, Mali - $100,000
MUSO, Mali, implements a system designed to support the early identification of women and children in need of healthcare, before their symptoms escalate to a more serious condition. The system includes door-to-door health visits by community health workers, training and education programmes for local leaders and communities
Microclinic Technologies, Kenya - $100,000
Microclinic Technologies’ ‘ZiDi’ is a mobile health management system designed to improve the quality of maternal and child care by providing access to real-time data to improve health-planning decisions. ZiDi is currently being used in over 5,000 health facilities in Kenya.
Kangaroo Foundation (Fundacion Canguro), Colombia - $100,000
Kangaroo Mother Care is a simple technique which promotes early skin-to-skin contact between mothers and their premature and newborn babies. Mothers act as human incubators, keeping their babies warm and regulating their heartbeats.