Pneumonia is the number one killer of children under 5 years. Every year, 2 million children under the age of 5 die globally due to acute respiratory infections. The CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is a low-technology device that helps babies breathe easily, and gives caregivers the crucial time window to arrange for advanced care when needed.
The East African Health Worker Training program was conceived to complement GE Foundation’s donation program in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. The program team realized that many of the donated equipment were not being put to optimal use mainly due to lack of user knowledge.