Country: IndiaFocus: Medical DevicePartner: D-RevStatus: Handed to PartnerYear: 2010

Pharos

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Partner: D-Rev

Rural Diagnostics has developed Pharos, a low-cost, easy-to-use device for ASHAs (community health workers) to reliably detect neonatal jaundice in rural India.  Jaundice is easily treatable, but if undiagnosed, it can lead to brain damage and death. Over 700,000 ASHAs, who serve as the first point of medical contact for most newborns, now will be able to provide a reliable diagnosis for neonatal jaundice to 15 million Indian babies born outside the hospital system each year.