Medical equipment data
Health topic Child mortality
Health classification Preventative

Project data
Location Indonesia
Status Commercialized
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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.

IP and copyright[edit | edit source]

Approval by regulatory bodies or standards boards[edit | edit source]

Page data
Part of Global Health Medical Device Compendium
Type Medical equipment, Project
SDG Sustainable Development Goals SDG03 Good health and well-being, SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
Authors Caroline Soyars
Published 2013
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Language English (en)
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