A low-cost respiratory device for babies
Sourcing and Transfer to Manufacturer
Regulatory Clearance / CE Mark
Rice University and Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre, Malawi
Preterm birth complications including respiratory distress are the leading cause of death for children under 5 worldwide. Ideally, respiratory is provided to newborns using bubble Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), however these machines can be too expensive and technically complex for low-resource settings.
The Pumani CPAP delivers a blended flow of oxygen and ambient air to infants in respiratory distress at the same therapeutic pressure as CPAP systems in the United States for 1/15th the cost. With over 1000 units in 35 countries, the Pumani CPAP has tripled the survival rate of babies with respiratory distress syndrome.