What an unusual, challenging, and emotional summer it’s been in quarantine!
But through disasters like this, opportunity sometimes arises. These strange circumstances have enabled us to obtain emergency FDA approval in May. Since then, I’m happy to report that our bubble CPAP devices have been able to save and improve the lives of over 500 newborns and infants!
It’s been all hands on deck this summer and I’d like to share our latest developments.
On to the update…
First off, our summer interns put together this great video that explains how our Bubble CPAP works and saves the lives of babies who are suffering from respiratory distress. It’s a refreshingly simple engineering alternative to complex (and much more expensive) Western medical machines.
This summer, Vayu-bCPAP devices have been used to treat over 500 newborns and infants in the US (Navajo Nation), Canada, Italy, Vietnam, India, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Kenya.
And we have no plans to slow down.
The Director of Newborn and Child Health for the US Agency for International Development a few weeks ago stated,
The Vayu-bCPAP is an enormous game changer
Doors to new communities are being opened by our wonderful new partners. A few highlights…
The Unitaid Director of Strategy shared:
We see huge potential with Vayu and think these technologies can be game-changers for oxygen provision to babies. Access to oxygen is critical and we are excited to partner with Vayu in this exciting new initiative, advancing tools to save lives.
While our devices are saving lives and preventing disabilities (like blindness, brain and lung injury), we are capturing feedback from local practitioners and making continuous improvements.
Vayu has been lucky enough to attract world-class talent. And we’re excited to share these wonderful additions to our team.
Our Founder and President, Dr. Thomas Burke, is a renowned, global human rights activist and one of the busiest men I know. In case you were wondering what he was up to this summer (aside from steering the ship at Vayu)…