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What drives us

Although child mortality has halved since 1990, still 6.6 million children under five die each year.1

The great majority of these deaths occur in developing countries. Based on current trends, it will take more than 100 years for developing countries to reach the same low neonatal mortality rates as those in developed countries.1

WHY IS THIS THE CASE?

There are barriers that obstruct access to effective healthcare in developing countries.

 

High Costs

Unreliable Supply Chain

Insufficient Infrastructure

Lack of Hospital Personnel

One of the most prevalent barriers to healthcare in the developing world is inadequate equipment.

Medical devices are typically designed only for high-resource settings. These devices may be too expensive for low-resource situations. Even when devices are donated, up to 70% of donated medical devices do not function when they reach their destination in developing countries.2

(1) Lawn JK, Blencowe H, Oza S, You D, Lee AC, Waiswa P, Lalli M, Bhutta Z, Barros AJ, Christian P, Mathers C, Cousens SN. Every Newborn: progress, priorities, and potential beyond survival. Lancet. 2014;384(9938):189-205.

(2) Chan, Margaret. “Medical devices: an area of great promise.” Opening address at the Global Forum on Medical Devices. Bangkok, Thailand. 9 September 2010.

Hadleigh Health Technologies is an ISO 13485 registered company and is a subsidiary of 3rd Stone Design, Inc, located in San Rafael, CA. We partner with organizations around to world to develop affordable, appropriate health technologies for low-resource settings.

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