Problem being addressed[edit | edit source]
Birth asphyxia is the third leading cause of neonatal death worldwide, fatally affecting about 900,000 newborns in developing countries each year. The high price and lack of reusability of certain devices make it hard for mothers to treat asphyxia in times of need.
Detailed description of the solution[edit | edit source]
The Tekno-Tube is a cheap ($8), reusable alternative to more common ($30) neonatal resuscitation devices. It consists of a long tube connected to a mask, which fits over a baby’s mouth. A midwife can then blow air into the baby’s mouth, providing resuscitation.
Designed by[edit | edit source]
- Designed by: local manufacturers in Indonesia
- Manufacturer (if different):
- Manufacturer location: Indonesia
When and where it was tested/implemented[edit | edit source]
Indonesia in 2005
Funding Source[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
Peer-reviewed publication[edit | edit source]
M. Agustini, I. Ariawan, M.S. Kosim, Y. Seamans, and V. Tsu. Choosing the appropriate neonatal resuscitation device for village midwives. Journal of Perinatology. 31.10 (Oct. 2011) p664. Word Count: 3782.
Other internally generated reports[edit | edit source]
Externally generated reports[edit | edit source]
Tekno-Tube for Asphyxia (2013, November 12). Retrieved November 10, 2013 from here.
Thinking outside the box- Transforming health care delivery around the world (2009, July 7). Massachusetts General Hospital. Retrieved November 10, 2013 from here.