Focus Areas:

Health

HealthSEE LESS

Verified Funding
?

Problem

Ethiopia has a lack of trained healthcare providers—2.5 physicians per 100,000 people—limiting the delivery of effective long-term contraception including subcutaneous contraceptive implants.

}

Solution

We co-designed, with Ethiopian healthcare providers and researchers, an assistive task-shifting device for accurate contraceptive implant administration.

Innovation Description

The assistive device, SubQ Assist, acts like a template, guiding healthcare providers during implant insertion, eliminating the possibility of unsafe administration and effectively shifting the task of administration to community health workers (CHWs).

Milestones

Apr 2017
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$10,000
TITLESubQ Assist: Expanding Access to Long-Term Contraceptive Implants Through Task-Shifting Devices," Ibrahim Mohedas, Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Michigan Department of Engineering
TYPEGrant
FOCUS AREAS
Health