Health
 India
Project #6877

Treating Babies with Severe Jaundice in India

by D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent

Summary

Provide affordable, world-class treatment for newborns with severe jaundice in India who otherwise would not receive effective treatment.
$11,050
total raised
91
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Severe jaundice affects 12% of newborns and is the number one reason why babies are admitted to hospitals. Without timely treatment, it can lead to brain damage or death. The Stanford University School of Medicine estimates that 5.4M babies worldwide are not receiving effective treatment for jaundice annually. Treating the condition, however, is simple—it requires shining blue light on the baby's skin. This project will bring affordable, effective treatment technology to newborns in India.

Solution

Utilizing blue LED technology, Brilliance is a world-class phototherapy device that allows both rural and urban hospitals in the developing world to provide highly effective jaundice treatment at an affordable cost.

Long-Term Impact

The Brilliance project will treat 1.7 million babies with jaundice by 2016. Your donation assists D-Rev and our partners in bringing Brilliance to as many newborns that need treatment as possible—saving lives and avoiding life long disabilities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.d-rev.org
Brilliance project page
Brilliance featured by USAID

Organization Information

D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent

Location: Palo Alto, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.d-rev.org
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent
Project Leader:
Jayanth Chakravarthy
Palo Alto, CA United States

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