Postpartum hemorrhage kills more new mothers than any other cause—an estimated 71,800 annually. The antishock garment—originally conceived by NASA for use in space—can slow excessive bleeding after childbirth and stabilize the mother until she can be treated at an emergency care facility. The garment resembles a wetsuit that can be wrapped around the mother’s lower body and abdomen to direct blood to key organs.
PATH has worked with collaborators from the University of California, San Francisco; Pathfinder International; and Blue Fuzion Group to establish high-quality manufacturing for the garment, reduce its price, increase production, and expand access in low-resource settings.
Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: Worldwide
Price range (USD): Contact supplier for quote
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