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|Health Topic||Child mortality|
|Location||Africa, Asia, South America|
Problem being addressed
Newborn infants often require resuscitation and suction to clear blockages in the respiratory tract. Current tools are expensive and require training.
Detailed description of the solution
The NeoNatalie Suction device is shaped like a penguin. Its beak provides easy access to the nose and mouth. It consists of a single piece of silicone that can be boiled, autoclaved, and reused hundreds of times.
- Designed and distributed by: Laerdal Global Health
- The device can be purchased online through their official website.
When and where it was tested/implemented
The device has been implemented in numerous countries around the world in Africa, Asia and South America. A complete list can be found here.
Laerdal is supported through private funds and they are making the product available on a not-for-profit basis through 2015.
Crofts, J. F., Winter, C., & Sowter, M. C. (2011). Practical simulation training for maternity care--where we are and where next. BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 118 Suppl 3, 11-16.
Other internally generated reports
Laerdal. (2010.) NeoNatalie: Realistic and affordable training and therapy. PDF available here.
Externally generated reports
Maternova. (2011). Neonatalie Suction. Link available here.