Partnership Launches £50M Program To Provide Medical Devices To 4 African Nations With Aim Of Improving Newborn Survival

The Telegraph: Burying Africa’s ‘equipment graveyards’: £50m program launched to reduce newborn deaths with better tech
“…On Friday, a £50m initiative was launched to provide more effective neonatal equipment for every hospital in Malawi, along with a handful in Tanzania, Uganda, and Nigeria — 54 in total. The program — Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST) — will supply a bundle of affordable and robust medical devices to hospitals to help reduce the number of babies who die in the first month of life. … The NEST program, funded by organizations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will provide a bundle of eight medical devices to hospitals to support sick babies…” (Newey, 10/4).

The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.

KFF Headquarters: 185 Berry St., Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94107 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270 | Email Alerts: | |

The independent source for health policy research, polling, and news, KFF is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.