Every year, nearly 1 million newborns die in sub-Saharan Africa.
With a comprehensive approach,
we can prevent the majority.
Although most African mothers now deliver in hospitals, these hospitals often lack the lifesaving resources that have been available for more than 50 years in high-income countries. NEST360° will reduce the neonatal mortality rate in sub-Saharan Africa by optimizing a bundle of effective and affordable devices, training clinicians and biomedical engineers, developing locally-owned data to drive quality of care, and shaping a marketplace that connects device manufacturers with health systems.
NEST360° is a multi-institutional partnership, consisting of an international team of engineers, doctors, and global health experts from: 3rd Stone Design; APIN Public Health Initiatives; Center for Public Health and Development; Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology; Hatch Technologies; Ifakara Health Institute; London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Malawi University of Science & Technology; Northwestern University; Oxford KEMRI-Wellcome Trust; Rice 360° Institute for Global Health; University of Lagos; University of Ibadan; University of Malawi, College of Medicine; and University of Malawi, The Malawi Polytechnic.