Problem: Every year in South Asia and Africa, more than 5.7 million jaundiced newborns go without treatment, risking permanent disability and death.
Solution: Firefly’s high-powered double-sided lighting, compact size, and high-tech aesthetic make it the most effective phototherapy affordable for low-resource settings.
Impact: Firefly is the first device designed to treat newborn jaundice in the mother’s room in rural clinics: the best context to reduce staff workload, support breastfeeding, and transform national healthcare systems.
For more information, please visit the Project Firefly page at designthatmatters.org.
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks and Small Army sent a film crew to rural Moc Chau District Hospital in the mountains of northern Vietnam to film Firefly newborn phototherapy in-use. The footage you see is primarily from the village of Moc Chau and it's hospital, with some additional clips from St Paul General Hospital in Hanoi. Moc Chau is a bumpy and steep 5-7-hour moped ride from the nearest national hospitals in Hanoi (search "Moc Chau, Vietnam" on google maps). You will see some individuals in traditional dress; Moc Chau is near the border with Laos where multiple ethnic minorities coexist, including the Hmong people.
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