The Pumani bCPAP: A Low-Cost Respiratory Device for Newborns

Presenter: Jocelyn Brown, 3rd Stone Design

The Pumani bCPAP is a low-cost, high-impact respiratory device for infants and children. It provides a steady stream of pressurized air into the patient’s lungs to improve breathing. The Pumani bCPAP has been proven to work as effectively as other CPAP devices used in pediatric hospitals in the US, but for a fraction of the cost. A clinical study of the Pumani bCPAP in a hospital in Malawi showed that the Pumani bCPAP reduced neonatal mortality by 27%. Over 150 Pumani bCPAPs have been distributed to 7 countries in Asia and Africa.