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Inovace zdravotní péče na globálním jihu

DHÁKA – Každý den umírají děti na okolnosti jako je průjem či zápal plic, kterým se však dá předejít, nebo jsou léčitelné, a rozvojový svět zde reprezentuje naprostou většinu obětí. Potřeba zajistit inovativní a hospodárné řešení, které může být realizováno v prostředí zbaveném zdrojů, již nemůže být zjevnější.

Vezměme si třeba zápal plic, který je každoročně zodpovědný za 15% všech úmrtí dětí do pěti let – což je téměř jeden milion. Klíčová komponenta léčby dětí hospitalizovaných s těžkým zápalem plic je “bubble CPAP“ (trvalý tlak v dýchacích cestách), ve kterém přívod kyslíku pacientovi zařizuje kompresor, který tak zajišťuje během léčebného procesu trvalý tok vzduchu.

V rozvinutém světě zajišťují respirační podporu bubble CPAP mechanické ventilátory. Pro zdravotní systémy rozvojového světa jsou však mechanické ventilátory příliš drahé, což ve většině globálního jihu nechává miliony pacientů bez přístupu ke spásnému systému bubble CPAP.

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