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Perspectives | May 23, 2017

In today’s fast-paced, digital world, awareness campaigns have become the currency of global health advocacy. We learn about a cause (say, cancer) from a headline (“Study estimates global cancer cases, deaths in 2015”), honor it with a holiday (World Cancer Day) and buy into it with a hashtag (#WeCanICan), hoping our contributions reverberate across our […]

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Perspectives | June 8, 2017

Oxygen is one of the most frequently required medical interventions in the world, however in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), its access is severely limited. This week, the WHO took an important step to change that: for the first time, its biennial Essential Medicines List (EML) features an indication for oxygen as a treatment for […]

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Events | May 11, 2017

As any healthcare technology company knows, medical equipment is often only as effective as the service it receives – from daily maintenance to timely repairs to ongoing technical support for its users. And as any medical technology company working in low-resource settings knows, this kind of service is typically hard to come by. It is […]

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Company News | March 29, 2017

Late last year, Gradian embarked on our largest initiative to date: a national UAM installation and clinical training in Sierra Leone. After installing UAMs in every public hospital in the country, we sponsored Johns Hopkins University to administer a national training program for the country’s public-sector anesthesia providers, successfully training more than 50 nurse anesthetists on the crucial […]

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Events | March 25, 2017

Earlier this month, maternal health advocacy group White Ribbon Alliance honored International Women’s Day with a flurry of local events to raise awareness about maternal mortality. In Tanzania, WRA’s national chapter organized a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro with the theme of “Zero Tolerance of Maternal Deaths.” The event enlisted key national leaders for a several-day hike […]

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Events | March 18, 2017

Last month, Gradian sponsored and attended the biennial Africa Christian Health Association Platform (ACHAP) conference in Maseru, Lesotho. Convening faith-based member organizations from 28 African countries, ACHAP enables knowledge sharing, partnership opportunities and advocacy among Christian Health Associations and Networks, which provide up to half of all health services across sub-Saharan Africa. Over the years, […]

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Company News | January 29, 2017

In October, Gradian worked with the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation to install UAMs at every public hospital in the country. To ensure that each hospital could deliver anesthesia confidently, we sponsored the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to conduct a month-long clinical training course on inhaled general anesthesia and patient management […]

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Company News | January 24, 2017

Gradian celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2016 with a number of milestones. We shipped over 100 Universal Anaesthesia Machines (UAMs) to hospitals in 14 countries; trained hundreds of anesthesia providers; expanded our biomedical service network to cover new territories; and eclipsed 100,000 surgeries supported by the UAM. Nearly half of our placements came from competitive […]

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Company News | January 22, 2017

2016 was a successful year for us as we made major strides in UAM installations and the service and training needed to support them. But as part of our mission, we also recognize the importance of advocating for access to safe, reliable surgical and anesthesia care. Throughout the year, we did just that. Below is […]

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Events | January 11, 2017

Last month, a Gradian team travelled to Yaoundé, Cameroon, to attend the 32nd annual SARANF Conference (SARANF is the French-speaking African Society of Anesthesia and Resuscitation). Every year, the conference gathers a community of anesthesia providers and advocates hailing from over 20 French-speaking African countries and beyond; all are eager to share scientific knowledge, learn from […]

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