Vayu Foundation Performing high-impact implementation, training, and research

Breathing for Babies™

Every year, over 2.3 million newborns and infants die before 28 days of life, with 20 times that number becoming permanently disabled. With respiratory distress being one of the most common reasons for death in children under 5 years of age, Vayu Global Health Foundation is dedicated to providing innovative medical solutions on a global scale.

Implementation

We partner with organizations, healthcare facilities, and governments in country to make Breathing for Babies™ accessible across the resource spectrum

Training

We coordinate trainings for healthcare workers in-country and work to build training ecosystems to preserve effective knowledge and understanding of safe oxygen therapy.

Research

Our work is driven by scientific evidence. We aim to explore and research answers to important questions on safe and effective oxygen delivery to infants.

Implementation

Our implementation projects take us all around the world. Our current goal is to make Breathing for Babies™ accessible across the resource spectrum. To reach this objective, we partner with organizations, healthcare facilities, and governments.

Initiation

Contact is made between an in-country entity and Vayu Global Health. We then learn about the healthcare setting and their needs.

Planning & Distribution

In collaboration, our partners and us plan all the steps of a successful implementation project.

Training

Training will commence either in-person or online to ensure the healthcare workers feel comfortable using the devices.

Follow-up

We provide remote technical assistance and refresher trainings to ensure our partners are successful.

But implementation goes beyond these simple steps. We aim to build lasting relationships for long-term success. Our work is not an investment in a device, it’s an investment in the people championing maternal and newborn health in their countries. We aspire to support them to the best of our ability and to build bridges between implementation sites as we are all working towards better health and equity for newborns worldwide.

Training

As part of Vayu’s commitment to supporting babies with respiratory distress, we provide training for healthcare providers on oxygen delivery devices created by Vayu Global Health Innovations.

Online Course

A prerequisite to training is the Vayu online course. This provides a comprehensive understanding of the Vayu oxygen therapy devices as well as clinical insights.

Didactic/Hands-On Training

To familiarize the provider with the clinical and technical aspects of Vayu Global Health Innovation’s oxygen delivery systems, we provide live training sessions for users. We perform trainings both in-person and virtually. 

Please feel free to click the button to schedule a virtual training or discuss an in-person training with the Vayu training team!

Vayu App

For easy and quick access to resources for your Vayu devices, there is an app accessible for both Apple and Android. Click the button below to access the app on your device!

Research

Vayu Global Health Foundation’s goals are highly driven by scientific evidence. We aim to explore and research answers to important questions on safe and effective oxygen delivery in infants. Our approach is very pragmatic and engrained in the reality of the healthcare systems and processes in partnering healthcare facilities.

Hence, while conceptualizing our study methodology in regard to a research question we make sure the design is feasible and the results/conclusions can be translated into an actionable future plan for improvement. Our team presents findings across peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. 

Publication TypeTitleAuthorsJournalYear
Research ArticleEvaluation of a Bubble CPAP System for low resource settingsMichelle Dundek, Ellie Ng, Abigil Brazil, Robert DiBlasi, Jonathan Poli, RRespiratory Care2021
Research ArticleEvaluation of an innovative oxygen blender system for global accessEllie Ng, Michelle Dundek, Thomas F BurkeFrontiers in Pediatrics2022
Research ArticleA Low-Cost Venturi Ambient Air-Oxygen Blender for Neonatal Oxygen TherapyKamyar Mollazadeh-Moghaddan, Thomas F Burke, Michelle Dundek, Shu Ho Yeung, Rupam Sharma, Revathi Ravi, Anuj BellareAcademic Journal of Pediatrics & Neonatology2020
ReviewRe-examining the Race to Send Ventilators to Low-Resource SettingsSreekar Mantena, Khama Rogo, Thomas F BurkeRespiratory Care2020
CommentaryOxygen Blending is Urgently Needed in Resource-Limited SettingsSreekar Mantena, Thomas F BurkeThe Journal of Pediatrics2021
ReviewExperiences with Implementation of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure for Neonates and Infants in Low-Resource Settings: A Scoping ReviewSara Dada, Henry Ashworth, Alina Sobitschka, Vanitha Raguveer, Rupam Sharma, Rebecca L Hamilton, Thomas F BurkePLOS One2021
ReviewBubble CPAP Devices for Infants and Children in Resource-Limited Settings: Review of the LiteratureAlice Won, Daniela Suarez-Rebling, Arianne L Baker, Thomas F Burke, Brett D NelsonPediatrics and International Child Health2019
ReviewCritical Breaths in Transit: A Review of Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) for Neonatal and Pediatric Patients during TransportationNellie Ide, Grace Allen, Henry Ashworth, Sara DadaFrontiers in Pediatrics2021
Case ReportUse of an Expiratory Filter to Reduce Nosocomial Spread When Treating a COVID Positive Neonate with bCPAP: A Case ReportNoah Daniel, Ghassan Bou Saba, Navid Roodaki, Daisy Garcia, Michelle Dundek, Hena Wadhwa, Ellie Ng, Thomas BurkeAcademic Journal of Pediatrics & Neonatology2022
Research ArticleFeasibility of a Novel Ultra-Low-Cost bubble CPAP (bCPAP) System for Neonatal Respiratory Support at Muhimbili National Hospital, TanzaniaAshtyn Tayler, Henry Ashworth, Ghassan Bou Saba, Hena Wadhwa, Michelle Dundek, Ellie Ng, Kennedy Opondo, Martha Mkony, Robert Moshiro, Thomas BurkePLOS One2022
Research ArticleEffectiveness of a novel bubble CPAP system for neonatal respiratory support at a referral hospital in the PhilippinesPaula Rauschendorf, Ghassan Bou Saba, Grace K. Meara, Navid Roodaki, Agustin Conde-Agyudelo, Daisy Evangeline C. Garcia, Thomas BurkeFrontiers in Pediatrics2023
Research ArticleVayu bubble continuous positive airway pressure is a promising solution with favorable treatment outcomes for respiratory distress syndrome in newborns: a qualitative study in BangladeshGoutom Banik, M. A. Halim, Abu Sayeed Md. Abdullah, Irtifa Oishee, Carolyn Boyce, Sanjoy Kumer Dey, Md Abdul Mannan, Sadeka Choudhury Moni, Mohammad Kamrul Hassan Shabuj, Ismat Jahan, Rumpa Mani Chowdhury, Sharmin Afroze, Steve Wall, Mohammod ShahidullahFrontiers in Pediatrics2024