Update: The Natalie Collection have been awarded an INDEX: Award 2013 in the Body category.
Two of the UN Millenium Development Goals are to reduce child and maternal mortality by 2015. Norwegian product developers have designed a trio of highly effective and low-cost solutions to do just that.
The Natalie Collection, made by Ianke, Garvik, Quinoñez, Eikeland, Lærdal and Turtum consists of the NeoNatalie Suction, NeoNatalie Newborn Simulator and the MamaNatalie Birthing Simulator, all designed to save thousands of lives.
The NeoNatalie Suction is a low-cost, reusable suction device to clear airways of newborns and help them breathe. NeoNatalie Newborn Simulator is a training simulator that facilitates highly effective and affordable training in essential newborn care and basic newborn resuscitation. MamaNatalie is a birthing simulator to train birth attendants to help mothers and babies survive on the day.
The trio of highly effective and low-cost solutions were initially developed for use on newborn babies by birth attendants in low-resource countries. As much excitement came from the innovative collection, it has also become available for high-income countries through Laerdal Medical.
The Natalie Collection is a finalist of the Body category of the 2013 INDEX: Award.