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Think of how many of these cost of one CT scanner could buy

Freeplay Fetal Heart Monitor, a device can be powered by winding the handle. Each minute of winding the device results in 10 minutes of monitoring time. When grid power is available, the batteries can be charged and will provide continuous power for several hours.

Ebook Reader – The major inhibitor to making books many people all over Nigeria is ofen not the cost of the book but the cost of transporting them to Nigeria Imagine having all the text books you could ever need on this reader ….and it works without cosntant electiricity!

From the AsokaTechBlog: As the Healthcare Reform Debate rages on here in the US, in other countries healthcare is being transformed by a new crop of social entrepreneurs popping up around the globe. This trend, micro health clinics, boast high-quality, affordable and accessible healthcare in rural areas of countries where income and health disparities can have devastating effects on the population.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has…Margaret Mead

By Chikwe Ihekweazu

Chikwe Ihekweazu is an epidemiologist and consultant public health physician. He is the Editor of Nigeria Health Watch, and the Managing Partner of EpiAfric (, which provides expertise in public health research and advisory services, health communication and professional development. He previously held leadership roles at the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases and the UK's Health Protection Agency. Chikwe has undertaken several short term consultancies for the World Health Organisation, mainly in response to major outbreaks. He is a TED Fellow and co-curator of TEDxEuston.

2 replies on “Think of how many of these cost of one CT scanner could buy”

I think technology has a role to play in saving mankind and it is the future of everything. However, in Nigeria, we need a longer term approach rather than just the short cut to quickies. Of course, I fully support those fetal heart monitors, (anyone please contact me for my donation), but we have always ended up, back in square one. And that is the only point.

Our health care system will always suck until we get the basics right. For example, population census, law enforcement and education. It would be nice to hear the views of the person responsible for industrial scale health care rather than on the same old rhetoric of fruitless plans since 1960. Haiti today is an example of future chaos nobody planned. Go figure.

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