Every Hour, 750 Newborns and 60 Mothers Die During Childbirth in Pakistan…

Help reduce these numbers by voting for Mishal Khan, who has applied for a grant from Grand Challenges Canada – Rising Stars in Global Health, to develop a low-cost device that can save lives of mothers and babies when complications occur during childbirth.

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Mishal aims to overcome maternal and newborn health-risks caused by prolonged labor by training midwives on using a low-cost vacuum assisted delivery device called the Koohi Goth Vacuum Delivery System (KGVDS). The device is cheap ($2 CAD), does not require electricity and is simple enough to be used by midwives in the community.

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To help this cause, register here, watch Mishal’s short video and click “Like.” It will only take 2 minutes of your time, but could possibly save thousands of lives.

Photo Source: Wendy Marijnissen

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