Jhpiego gets $1.6 million grant to develop medical technologies
The money will support a two-year collaboration between Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (JHU-CBID), which is located in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
The collaboration will focus on a program centered on maternal and child health. The program includes early-stage innovation of products, field-testing and introduction to the market.
An example of such a technology is the ePartogram, a “smart” device now in development that automates the manual charting of labor and delivery information. The device helps monitor a woman in labor and recognize complications early. The technology will undergo feasibility testing for safety, acceptability and effectiveness with GE Foundation support.
The GE Foundation will also support the Global Health Innovation Fellowship Program, a collaboration between Jhpiego and CBID that fosters the development of young engineers who are interested in global health technology innovation.