SEATTLE — Last year, more than 2.68 million babies died within the first 28 days of their life. Of those deaths, 98 percent or 2.63 million occurred in developing countries. In the developing world, nearly half of all mothers and newborns don’t receive medical care after birth, and those who do are often subjected to understaffed hospitals with 20, 30 or even 50 babies under the care of one nurse. Even worse is the lack of vital signs monitors that forces nurses to manually check vitals like temperature and heart rate. The time spent manually monitoring one child could be the…
Author: Mayan Derhy
Mayan lives in Orlando, FL. She was born in Israel and moved to Miami when she was six years old. Mayan's academic interests include Psychology and interestingly she has been playing the piano since she was eight.