Finalist at the Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge

Amongst 500 applicants, Laerdal Global Health’s Fetal Heart Rate Monitor, Moyo, has been selected as one of 52 finalists in the Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge taking place in Washington this month.

The highly prestigious Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge is a cooperation between USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, DFID and the Government of Norway and Canada, funding groundbreaking innovations aimed at helping mothers and newborns around the time of delivery.

Laerdal Global Health is seeking funding for further development and pilot testing of Moyo with an adapted simulation training program in three hospitals and one health center in rural and urban Tanzania. By implementing this new device and training we expect to see earlier detection and diagnosis of abnormal fetal heart rate at all 4 sites and an increase in timely referrals from the 2 referring sites. Our hypothesis is that earlier detection of fetuses at risk and timely obstetric responses can lead to a 30-40 % reduction in fresh stillbirths and birth asphyxia.

Take a few minutes, and vote for Moyo and/or other projects that you think deserve to win the People’s Choice Award here