Firefly Goes to Haiti!

 DtM's Elizabeth Johansen and Conor Shapiro, President and CEO of the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation, pose with Firefly. Haiti is the ninth country to receive Firefly devices. 

DtM's Elizabeth Johansen and Conor Shapiro, President and CEO of the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation, pose with Firefly. Haiti is the ninth country to receive Firefly devices. 

Firefly is now in Haiti! DtM's award-winning phototherapy device will be in use at two Haitian hospitals: Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais in Mirebalais, Haiti’s first teaching hospital built by Partners in Health, and St. Boniface Hospital in Fond des Blancs, which is supported by the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation

Design that Matters is excited to contribute to the impressive efforts of these respected non-profits to increase access to life-saving health care in Haiti. 

DtM partners East Meets West Foundation and Vietnamese manufacturing partner MTTS have now installed Firefly in nine countries across Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Caribbean. These devices have already treated over 4,000 newborns and will treat at least 35,000 over their lifetime. DtM and our partners expect to distribute at least 1,000 Firefly devices, reaching over 500,000 newborns. 

The complete list of countries where Firefly is treating jaundiced newborns as of September 2014:

  • Vietnam
  • Myanmar
  • Cambodia
  • East Timor
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Ghana
  • Burundi
  • Haiti