Drager Global - Cooling Therapy, The Importance of CPAP, BIG companies investment and Challenges in Africa

Date posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019



Dräger is a leading international company in the fields of medical and safety technology. Founded in Lübeck in 1889, Dräger has grown into a worldwide, listed enterprise in its fifth generation as a family-run business. Our long-term success is predicated on a value-oriented corporate culture with four central strengths: close collaboration with our customers, the expertise of our employees, continuous innovation and outstanding quality. Dräger conducts an interview session with the Ethiopian Pediatrics Society Director Prof. Bogale Worku. Four discussion is held in this video concerning infant care. 

  •  The importance of cooling therpay
  •  The importance of CPAP
  •  Big Company Investment 
  •  The challenges in Africa

The cooling therapy is a very new idea that helps the brain cells to sleep to reduce oxygen consumption and to reduce metabolism.
In asphyxia, the basic problem is oxygen is lacking—there is hypoxia-ischemia. Almost one third of cause of death, of all new-born babies in developing countries are due to asphyxia. ut resuscitation, together if possible with cooling the brain can enable an intact brain and can save babies.Bogale Worku, MD is sure that cooling therapy will definitely improve the outcome of asphyxia.

The Importance of CPAP

Bogale Worku, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, explains the basic operation and the importance of Bubble CPAP.
Bubble CPAP is relatively a new introduction, which basically is a way of oxygen delivery to reduce the work of breathing.
The CPAP will support in breathing and different studies have shown it’s not only supporting the babies, but it helps in recruiting alveoli.
CPAP is really an innovative way of supporting babies who are severely having respiratory distress.Th

The Challenges in Africa

Bogale Worku, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, defines the challenges in Africa. He says that the specific challenges in Africa are the resources. And even if there are these equipment materials available, human resource who have adequate skill and knowledge on this equipment is lacking.
Another challenge that Bogale Worku, MD points out is the limitation of parents’ involvement in Africa.
"The way we doctors are trying to prevent them from coming in close contact to their children, to their babies, is really for me is heart breaking."

Companies can help in terms of supporting institutions

Bogale Worku, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, explains that companies like Dräger and others who are really committed to save lives of babies can help in terms of supporting institutions, supporting trainings, supporting the transfer of skills from countries where they have adequate skills, knowledge in handling this equipment or convincing people on this equipment.
Big companies have a lot to contribute a social responsibility and they are not only for profit, but also to save lives.

 



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