Administrator | September 26, 2016

Windmill Health

Windmill Health

Affordable, neonatal resuscitation solution that empowers frontline health workers.

Incubated Since 2013 Headquarters Delhi, India Sector Health Sub-sector Maternal and child health

"Villgro has unique experience with low-cost products and making businesses sustainable, especially in rural areas, which will help us.”
- Ayesha, Co-founder | Windmill Health.

The Entrepreneur

Avijit Bansal is a pulmonary physician-turned-medical innovator. After completing his post graduation in Pulmonary medicine at VP chest Institute, Delhi university, he joined the Stanford India Biodesign Fellowship based at Stanford University California and AIIMS, New Delhi, where he first developed the concept for NeoBreathe

The Challenge

6 million children across the globe suffer from birth asphyxia each year. 904,000 die of it and many more are disabled for life. This can be prevented by basic effective neonatal resuscitation.

The Innovation

Windmill Health, a healthcare innovation start-up company, has developed NeoBreathe, an integrated resuscitation device that is easier to use, suitable for field conditions and will empower frontline health workers to resuscitate newborns effectively.

The Impact

40% of all deaths under the age of five years occur in the first month, 23% of these are because of birth asphyxia, and up to 86% of these deaths are preventable by basic resuscitation. NeoBreathe, a neonatal resuscitation device that is easy-to-use, reduces training requirement, and empowers healthcare workers to perform effective resuscitation, thereby, widening the safety net for newborns.

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