NASG/Lifewrap Named a Breakthrough Innovation to Save Mother’s Lives in 2015
The UCSF Bixby Center’s Safe Motherhood Program is honored to announce that the Non-pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG/Lifewrap) has been selected as one of UNICEF/USAID/Every Mother Counts/PATH’s Ten Breakthrough Innovations to Save Mother’s Lives in 2015.
In the report, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that these ten innovations are “game-changing practices and advances… that will have an immediate impact on the leading killers of women and children”. According to Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the NASG and the other nine lifesaving innovations on the list “could end preventable maternal and child deaths within a generation”. The effective scaling up of these innovations in low-resource countries could save 1.2 million mothers and children by the end of 2015.