Donations made in memory of Edward Studer are being used to fund a new study that is expected to save the lives of premature infants. Ed died June 15, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
This study combines the best of medicine and engineering. With some simple equipment, including tubing, a bottle of water, and a new oxygen concentrator, respiratory support of premature infants can help during their most critical first days.
Oxygen concentrators are being transported right now by a GHP team. These need only electricity to provide unlimited oxygen. The team will teach the nursing staff at both the Kisesini dispensary and the Kitui Hospital on this technique, known as “bubble CPAP.”
Stay tuned for the progress of this study.