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NASG Named a Breakthrough Innovation to Save Mother’s Lives in 2015 - UCSF Safe Motherhood Program


NASG Named a Breakthrough Innovation to Save Mother’s Lives in 2015

The UCSF Safe Motherhood Program is honored to announce that the Non-pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG) has been selected as one of UNICEF/USAID/Every Mother Counts/PATH’s Ten Breakthrough Innovations to Save Mother’s Lives in 2015.

In the report, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that these ten innovations are “game-changing practices and advances… that will have an immediate impact on the leading killers of women and children”. According to Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the NASG and the other nine lifesaving innovations on the list “could end preventable maternal and child deaths within a generation”. The effective scaling up of these innovations in low-resource countries could save 1.2 million mothers and children by the end of 2015.

You can learn more about the NASG by reading the NASG background, watching our videos, and exploring our in-country projects. You can also read the full list of innovations (PDF).