Firefly’s impact continues to grow, and fast! With new units in Uganda, Nigeria, Somaliland, and Tanzania, as of September 2015, DtM partners Thrive Health and Vietnamese manufacturing partner MTTS have installed Firefly in eighteen developing countries. They are:
Asia: Cambodia, East Timor, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Africa: Benin, Burundi, Ghana, Nigeria, Somaliland, Tanzania, Uganda
These devices have already treated over 20,000 newborns.
DtM and MTTS have received Firefly inquiries from all over the world, from NGOs like Partners in Health, potential distributors in Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Zambia, and even from a remote rural hospital in northern Canada.
Over the next two years, we expect to distribute at least 1,000 Firefly devices, reaching over 500,000 newborns.