VRIDDHI – Partners
IPE Global Ltd
IPE Global Limited is an international development consulting group providing expert technical assistance and solutions for equitable development and sustainable growth in developing countries. Headquartered in India with four international offices in United Kingdom, Kenya, Ethiopia and Bangladesh. Over the last 17 years, IPE Global has successfully implemented 700 projects in over 100 countries across five major continents. IPE Global has 700 full time professional staff and over 1000 empanelled consultants working on various projects spread across the globe. The group partners with multilateral and bilateral agencies, governments, corporates and not-for-profit entities in anchoring the development agenda for addressing complex socio-economic issues. IPE Global through its various projects have transformed the lives of over 130 million people globally.
Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is a global medical technology company that develops and manufactures innovative non-invasive patient monitoring technologies, medical devices, and a wide array of sensors. We believe that Masimo SET® helps clinicians monitor in excess of approximately 100 million patients in healthcare settings around the world,1 and is the primary pulse oximetry technology at 17 of the top 20 hospitals listed in the 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll.
In partnership with Masimo, USAID supported Vriddhi project aiming to introduce functional Rad G devices in healthcare facilities in select focus states with a view to pilot its usability, acceptability and ruggedness in field conditions. RaD G is a non-invasive multi-modal device that measures oxygen saturation of blood and respiratory rate. It is revolutionizing childhood pneumonia management in outreach settings.
Laerdal Medical India Pvt. Ltd.
Laerdal Medical India Pvt. Ltd. is the Indian subsidiary of Laerdal Medical AS, headquartered in Norway, and is dedicated to helping save lives with training programs and products. Laerdal Global Health AS is a sister concern of Laerdal Medical AS and develops durable, simple, culturally adaptable, affordable products and programs aimed at helping save lives of newborns and mothers in low-resource countries. Laerdal Medical India Pvt. Ltd. represents Laerdal Global Health AS and Laerdal Medical AS in India.
USAID-Vriddhi project, under the LaQshya programme is introducing a device named “MOYO – Fetal Heart Rate Monitor” by Laerdal Laerdal Global Health for healthcare professionals to monitor fetal heart rate during Labor with an objective to improve fetal heart rate monitoring to enable early detection of fetal distress and thereby prompt actions that will help reduce neonatal deaths in intrapartum period.
Maternity Foundation is a Danish development organization that aims to reduce maternal and newborn mortality in developing countries. With the vision ‘No women should die giving life’, Maternity Foundation works to empower and mobilize women to seek care, to build the capacity of and train health practitioners, so that more women give birth with skilled birth attendance.
Maternity Foundation’s Safe Delivery App is a smartphone application that provides skilled birth attendants with direct and instant access to evidence-based and up-to-date clinical guidelines on Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care. The App was created in 2012 with support from MSD for Mothers, and in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen and the University of Southern Denmark. The App is also currently supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The content of the app is based on global clinical guidelines and has been validated with an international group of global health experts.
IPE Global and Maternity Foundation with this Safe Delivery APP aims to upscale the use of the M-health tool in the Indian public health system, especially in the LaQshya facilities, for enhancing skills and knowledge of service providers in management of emergency obstetric and neonatal situations.