New price reduction deals make newborn resuscitation equipment more accessible
The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) announced two new deals to reduce the prices of the neonatal bag, mask resuscitator, and the neonatal training mannequin, to treat newborn asphyxia. An estimated 662k babies die each year of newborn asphyxia, when most of those deaths could be averted with the proper training and equipment.
Under the first agreement, GPC Medical Limited has agreed to make the Basic Resuscitator-AN108 available for US $7.85-$9.50 per unit free on board (FOB), depending on order quantities, which represents a 53-61 percent price reduction versus the market-leading product in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Under the second agreement, Shanghai Jolly Medical Education Co., Ltd. has developed a new resuscitation mannequin under the MedMod brand—the JY/J-Mbaby Baby Jack Newborn Baby Simulator. Shanghai Jolly Medical Education Co., Ltd. has agreed to make the simulator available for US $42 per unit ex works (EXW), which represents a 30 percent price reduction compared to the market- leading product in LMICs.
CHAI’s work establishing these partnerships was made possible through financial support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is part of the efforts to implement the recommendations of the UN Commission on Life- Saving Commodities for Women’s and Children’s Health.
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