Treating Babies with Severe Jaundice in India

 
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Treating Babies with Severe Jaundice in India

Treating Babies with Severe Jaundice in India
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Treating Babies with Severe Jaundice in India

Treating Babies with Severe Jaundice in India
A mother and her baby in the neonatal intensive care unit of a government hospital in Benin City, Nigeria. (view small | med | large | orig)

Treating Babies with Severe Jaundice in India

Treating Babies with Severe Jaundice in India
A mother in Udo, Nigeria, holds her baby who is receiving filtered sunlight treatment as part of a clinical trial. Filtered sunlight is a viable option for jaundice treatment only during daylight hours and when the ambient temperature is close to a baby’s body temperature. (view small | med | large | orig)

Treating Babies with Severe Jaundice in India

Treating Babies with Severe Jaundice in India
As their babies receive phototherapy for severe jaundice, mothers sit on the floor nearby, sometimes for days. This district hospital in southwest India specializes in pediatrics and treats most of Tamil Nadu state’s jaundiced babies. (view small | med | large | orig)

Treating Babies with Severe Jaundice in India

Treating Babies with Severe Jaundice in India
Rural clinics in low-resource regions lack basic medical equipment and rely on inadequate – and often unsafe – solutions. This primary health clinic in Bihar state, India, uses a 200 W light bulb as a radiant heat warmer, a device used to maintain an infant’s body temperature. (view small | med | large | orig)

Treating Babies with Severe Jaundice in India

Treating Babies with Severe Jaundice in India
A 10-year old handmade phototherapy device at a community health center (CHC) in Jaipur. The center originally wanted to give it to a Primary Health Centre (PHC) but the device no longer works. (view small | med | large | orig)

Treating Babies with Severe Jaundice in India

Treating Babies with Severe Jaundice in India
Two children share a phototherapy device in a district hospital in New Delhi. Over 2000 babies are delivered at this hospital each month, yet all of the phototherapy devices had nonfunctional bulbs. One of the most significant challenges to effective jaundice treatment in developing countries is the cost of replacement bulbs. A compact fluorescent bulb rated for phototherapy treatment, for example, costs approximately $17 each and needs to be replaced every two months. (view small | med | large | orig)

Treating Babies with Severe Jaundice in India

Treating Babies with Severe Jaundice in India
A child receives phototherapy treatment at an urban hospital in Bengaluru (Bengalore). Three devices are being used to compensate for their poor output: several of the blue phototherapy tube lights are burned out and others have been replaced with ineffective white bulbs. Bilirubin, the neurotoxin that causes jaundice, is broken down by blue light (430-490 nm). (view small | med | large | orig)

Treating Babies with Severe Jaundice in India

Treating Babies with Severe Jaundice in India
The first baby treated by D-Rev's Brilliance device in Ogbomoso, Nigeria. (view small | med | large | orig)

Treating Babies with Severe Jaundice in India

Treating Babies with Severe Jaundice in India
Krista, D-Rev's CEO, showing prototypes of Brilliance to Indian doctors (view small | med | large | orig)

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Jayanth Chakravarthy

Palo Alto, CA United States

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