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Cheap, Practical Surfactant Therapy for Premature Infants

Charles (Skip) Smith of Seattle Children's Hospital in the U.S. seeks to develop a low cost pulmonary surfactant that can be administered by minimally educated health care workers to premature infants as they are being born as a means to avoid infant intubation as well as injury to premature lungs.

More information about Create New Technologies to Improve the Health of Mothers and Newborns (Round 5)

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is part of the Grand Challenges partnership network. Visit www.grandchallenges.org to view the map of awarded grants across this network and grant opportunities from partners.