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Bringing access to appropriate medical treatment for neonatal patients across several countries in Africa, targeting the poorest and most remote hospitals in rural areas
Medical devices designer and manufacturer Medical Technology Transfer and Services (MTTS) joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) in March 2019 with a commitment to deliver access to neonatal treatment for 495,000 low income patients in 10 African countries through the delivery of devices to 200 hospitals. MTTS aims to meet their goal by 2022.
The first 28 days of life (the neonatal period) is considered to be the time when children are most vulnerable to illness and death due to poor medical care and diseases. The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says that in 2017, about 2.5 million children died in 30 days after birth. This can be seen in West and Central Africa and South Asia, with each region having an estimated 27 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2017, despite the global decline in the neonatal mortality rate.
As the cost of medical devices for neonatal care is a significant contributor to these high mortality rates, MTTS sought to design new medical technologies that would be low cost, washable and reusable for use in the poorest regions, especially in the company’s home country Vietnam. MTTS’ CEO Gregory Dajer explained that after examining global health needs, it was clear that the company’s products were needed in many countries, especially in the African continent.
Based on the need for affordable healthcare, MTTS has signed on to the BCtA as it seeks to participate in the global movement to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with focus placed on SDG 3 and SDG 10. As part of this commitment, low income patients in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin, Senegal, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania will benefit from treatment by 2022.
About Medical Technology Transfer and Services: MTTS was established in 2004 with the goal of delivering innovative, cost-effective solutions for newborns in need of intensive medical care. The company offers a comprehensive suite of technologies for neonatal care -from CPAP machines that treat respiratory distress syndrome to phototherapy machines that treat neonatal jaundice. These state-of-the-art devices help healthcare professionals to deliver a better quality of healthcare to a growing number of patients, and at a lower cost. For more information, please visit www.mtts-asia.com
06 Mar 2019 - Medical Technology Transfer and Services to bring low-cost access to neonatal treatment to 10 African countries Hanoi, Vietnam, March 6, 2019 – Medical devices designer and manufacturer Medical Technology...