I just read this article about the LifeWrap.
Among others it tells the story of Aisha, a young woman in Kano who suffered postpartum haemorrhage and went into shock after she gave birth in her home near Kano State. The mother of nine would have died but for the LifeWrap used on her at the hospital she was rushed to.
Developed by Suellen Miller, a nurse-midwife and professor in the obstetrics and gynaecology department at the University of California, San Francisco, the LifeWrap is a non-pneumatic anti-shock garment that acts as a first-aid device to stabilize new mothers at risk of death. The technology keeps women alive while they travel to a hospital for surgery or await treatment.
With an almost immediate effect on the patient, the LifeWrap is no doubt, an affordable — about $45 — and easy-to-use lifesaving first aid for mothers in developing countries.
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