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NPR: “A Smartphone Gadget Pumps Up Breast-Milk Banks”

milkbank_wide-828c947d2752c7d853d58df0743a45428fec026e-s4-c85NPR reports on a successful partnership between UW CSE and Seattle-based global health non-profit PATH:

“Each year, 800,000 children under the age of 5 die because they didn’t have access to breast milk — close to 1 out of every 8 infant deaths, most of which occur in developing regions …

“Now there’s a simple device called FoneAstra that, when combined with a smartphone, can pasteurize milk so a bank can be set up almost anywhere …

“PATH … partnered with technologist Rohit Chaudhri of the University of Washington to develop FoneAstra.”

Check it out here.

November 10, 2014