One of our recent customers was the Traffina Foundation. Like some other groups we so admire, this non-profit was entirely conceived of, developed and run by a female obstetrician from Nigeria. And the funds that finance the non-profit are largely raised from donations by Nigerians. Traffina has created an enhanced birth kit-- the kind we wish we could have waved a wand and created ourselves. The birth kit includes the usual clean razor, cord clamps and plastic sheet but also misoprostol (to prevent postpartum hemorrhage) and chlorhexidine (a new gel for better cord care). Through careful sourcing, research and production the team has already distributed over 6000 birth kits. Demand in Northern Nigeria is immense.
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Militias of 3D printing afficionados, some with whole 'farms' of machines, and others with a garage of 2-3 at a time, began printing face shields as more and more reports came in from Italy and then Spain (and now the United States) about the unfathomable shortage of basic equipment.
Maternova team has found Twitter to be the most rapid fire, scientifically accurate, succinct way to get information about Covid19. The Maternova team put together a Twitter list of 288 trusted voices on the pandemic , including a strong focus on the voices of women scientists and physicians.