MOYO - Winner of Saving Lives at Birth grant
JULY 30, 2014, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Amongst 500 applicants, Laerdal Global Health’s Fetal Heart Rate Monitor MOYO has been selected as one of 30 award nominees for the Saving Lives at Birth (SLAB) Grand Challenge.
LGH will use the funding for further development and pilot testing of MOYO with an adapted simulation training program in three hospitals and one health center in rural and urban Tanzania. By implementing this new device and training we expect to see earlier detection and diagnosis of abnormal FHR at all 4 sites and an increase in timely referrals from the 2 referring sites. Our hypothesis is that earlier detection of fetuses at risk and timely obstetric responses can lead to a 30-40 % reduction in fresh stillbirths and birth asphyxia.
For more information, see the Saving Lives at Birth website.