Whoa! Big news, Firefly is featured in the World Health Organization 2013 Compendium of innovation health technologies for low-resource settings. The WHO describes “The objective of the compendium series of innovative medical devices, assistive devices and eHealth solutions is to provide a neutral platform for technologies which are likely to be suitable for use in less resourced settings.”
We are elated that Firefly was chosen by the WHO’s panel of industry and global health experts. Inclusion in the compendium, assembled by the leading institution on world health, will spread the news of Firefly throughout the world, and create a greater demand for this unique, lifesaving device!
Design that Matters would like to express our sincere thanks to our Firefly project partners the East Meets West Foundation and Vietnamese manufacturer Medical Technology Transfer and Services. Their partnership made Firefly possible.
Additional thanks to Firefly’s lead donors: The Lemelson Foundation, The van Otterloo Family, Bohemian Foundation, an anonymous donor, ANT Italy - Friends of Trento Neonatology, The Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy, and Martin and Debbie Hale.