The "Breath of Life" CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine is used to treat newborn respiratory distress syndrome, asphyxia, apnea and pathologic conditions. It was developed and is produced in Vietnam. All parts are 100% reusable after disinfection. The machine is very robust, reliable and simple to use, with a very user-friendly interface and has its own low-noise air pump allowing use in a hospital without good availability of medical air. It is manufactured locally by East Meets West's partner, MTTS.
The East Meets West non-profit reports in 2011 that though CPAP was "standard treatment in the developed world, CPAP was virtually nonexistent in Vietnam five years ago. When it was introduced in EMW’s pilot program at the National Hospital of Pediatrics in Hanoi, 24-hour infant mortality rates dropped by 70%."
A 2010 Annual Report for the non-profit states that BOL technologies are now treating almost 45,000 babies a year. This figure includes all BOL technologies that EMW has in operation, which by the end of 2009 totaled 557 CPAP machines, 190 phototherapy machines, 192 warmers and 30 bilibeds.