Commitment to Action

Breath of Life

Commitment by

East Meets West Foundation

In 2008, the East Meets West Foundation (EMW) committed to expand the Breath of Life Program and deliver more than 250 locally-produced Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines to Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. The goal of the Breath of Life program is to reduce infant mortality and infant morbidity in developing countries, specifically Southeast Asia, by providing neo-natal equipment and training to raise the standard of critical care that newborns receive. EMW has completed Neonatal Intensive Care Unties at eight hospitals in Laos and 11 in Cambodia. More than 500 healthcare providers have been trained in newborn care in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.

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Commitment

Breath of Life

Launched

2007

Est. Duration

6 Years

Estimated Total Value

$2,200,000

Region

Asia

Countries

CAMBODIA, Laos, Vietnam

Commitment by

East Meets West Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Harvard Medical School, The Lemelson Foundation, National Hospital Of Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Hospital, Medical Technology Transfer And Services, Guido Valdares National Hospital, National Mother And Child Hospital