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Norwegian medical major expands into neonatal life-saving. A doll invented in Norway is helping to train midwives in developing countries to provide emergency help to children right after birth, reports say. “One in ten children all over the world need help to breathe after birth. There is often a lack of the most basic knowledge in developing countries, there’s often very little is needed [to improve this],” Tore Lærdal, director of Laerdal Global Health told NTB. According to him, 50,000 of these dolls have assisted in training 130,000 midwives in 60 countries. These formed part of a world health meeting at the UN General Assembly in New York, Monday.

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Norwegian medical major expands into neonatal life-saving

Published on Wednesday, 25th September, 2013 at 06:10 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

A doll invented in Norway is helping to train midwives in developing countries to provide emergency help to children right after birth, reports say.

United Nations building, NY
United Nations building, NY
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“One in ten children all over the world need help to breathe after birth. There is often a lack of the most basic knowledge in developing countries, there’s often very little is needed [to improve this],” Tore Lærdal, director of Laerdal Global Health told NTB.

According to him, 50,000 of these dolls have assisted in training 130,000 midwives in 60 countries. These formed part of a world health meeting at the UN General Assembly in New York, Monday.

Outgoing Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg attended a panel discussion along with people including Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, President Enrique Nieto of Mexico, and Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation.

The Prime Minister and Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan examined ten products that aim to help with global health.

“The world has succeeded in nearly halving the number of children who die before age five, and not least due to this type of technology. It’s a wonderful demonstration of how technological development saves children's lives, and it's nice to see that Norwegian companies see opportunities,” said Jens Stoltenberg afterwards.

Amongst other products, Norwegian firm Lærdal Medical also manufactures the globally-used First Aid manikins Resusci Anne and Resusci Baby to practice CPR on (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation).



Published on Wednesday, 25th September, 2013 at 06:10 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: firstaid, norwayhealth.





  
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