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Kenyan Students' Medical Gear Innovations Aimed at Improving Care

An initiative called the Maker Movement at Kenya's University of Nairobi set out nearly two years ago to design effective, low-cost, locally sourced medical equipment that can improve maternal, infant and child health, and it has made great strides. The work is important, because Kenya has to import much of its medical equipment and it can be quite costly. For instance, a conventional suction machine used to clear an infant’s airway after birth or during an operation can go for about...

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