Student Promotes Low-Tech Incubators In India

In Dahanu, a tribal area near Mumbai, India, poverty gives rise to a high percentage of [...]low-birth-weight babies and also decreases their chances of long-term survival. And as in most of India, there is no adequate system to support the use of traditional infant incubators that require electricity and trained staff to operate them. But a new grassroots intervention is helping reduce the risks, according to Sudha, a master's student in health services research at Boston University's School of Public Health: the use of polystyrene (better known as Thermocol, or Styrofoam) boxes as baby incubators.

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Posted by sanchitb (0)

I love the Idea. Wish you all the success with this project!

I am a Biomedical Engineering Student from New Delhi. I would love to Be involved with this project.

I tried finding Sudha's email, but got no success. If someone could email me Suddha's email address, that would be awesome.

My email is
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