Jane Chen: A warm embrace that saves lives
Lesson created by Tim Waugh using
Video from TED-Ed YouTube Channel
In the developing world, access to incubators is limited by cost and distance, and millions of premature babies die each year. TED Fellow Jane Chen shows an invention that could keep millions of these infants warm -- a design that's safe, portable, low-cost and life-saving.
Additional Resources for you to Explore
In 2000, the United Nations adopted a set of Millennium Development Goals (MDG), one of which is reducing child mortality. MDG4 targets a two-thirds reduction in child mortality between 1990 and 2015. What are the leading factors in child mortality, and how likely is it that MDG4 will be met? Learn more about child mortality and efforts to improve child survival. Then identify something that your school or community could do to help. Good resources include: UNICEF photo essay on child mortality: http://www.unicef.org/photoessays/35921.html UN Fact Sheet on MDG4: http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/MDG_FS_4_EN.pdf The World Health Organization’s Countdown to 2015: taking stock of maternal, newborn, and child survival report: http://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/documents/9789241599573/en/index.html Embrace: A Low Cost Infant Warmer http://embraceglobal.org/ NeoNurture: Car Parts Incubator http://designthatmatters.org/portfolio/projects/incubator/ March of Dimes: Premature Birth http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/premature_indepth.html