Indian engineer wins Innovation for Sustainable Development Award

Indian engineer Nitesh Kumar Jangir whose low-cost neonatal breathing device saved the lives of new-born babies across small towns.
India won the 2019 Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award in London.
Nitesh Kumar Jangir created Saans as a breathing support device to avoid deaths of premature babies from respiratory distress syndrome due to a lack of immediate access to complex medical equipment.
He received his award in the People category alongside 14 other innovators from across the 53 member-countries of the Commonwealth.
The main aim is to ensure that babies don’t lose their lives due to the lack of access to a piece of technology.
This device can be used anywhere to deliver crucial support to premature babies.

About CPAP Device
It is the world’s first neonatal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device which can be used in multiple ways through direct source electricity including a vehicle’s electrical supply, a rechargeable battery, compressed gas, or even manual air pumping.
It is of low cost and this award for use in similar conditions in regions like Africa. 

The Commonwealth Innovation Awards receive a trophy, a certificate and 2,000 pounds in prize money.
The awards are divided with five thematic categories improving the lives of People; boosting prosperity; protecting the planet, promoting peace; and building partnerships for development.

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