Por­ta­ble Ul­tra­sound

Southasia - - BRIEFS -


Bangladeshi women do not need to travel to med­i­cal cen­ters to have an ul­tra­sound ex­am­i­na­tion dur­ing preg­nancy as there is a new wearable de­vice avail­able for the pur­pose. To save the lives of preg­nant women and new­borns, a por­ta­ble ul­tra­sound-imag­ing equip­ment has been in­tro­duced in Bangladesh which will help lo­cal birth at­ten­dants ex­am­ine and know the ex­act ges­ta­tional age of the preg­nancy dur­ing sam­ple col­lec­tion. Con­se­quently, pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures can be taken im­me­di­ately. The life-sav­ing ap­pli­ca­tion is part of the Pre­vent­ing Preterm Birth Ini­tia­tive (PPB), an in­ter­na­tional pro­ject funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foun­da­tion, the United King­dom’s Depart­ment for In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment, Grand Chal­lenges Canada, the Nor­we­gian gov­ern­ment, and the U.S. Agency for In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment.

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