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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 | 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 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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Company News | January 4, 2017

Anaesthesia, the prestigious journal of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI), has electronically pre-published a study of the UAM independently conducted by researchers at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Homerton Hospital in London and the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. In the words of the researchers, “The Universal […]

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Events | December 7, 2016

This week, Gradian went down to Washington, DC to participate in two important global health events. On 7 December, we joined the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine for a committee meeting on “Global Health and the Future of the United States.” The meeting was organized as a platform to hear from leading topical […]

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October 17, 2016

Looking back on a long and storied history of medical breakthroughs, we’re inclined to remember the discoveries that take the form of lifesaving solutions: penicillin, the polio vaccine, radiotherapy, antiretroviral drugs. Our minds turn almost naturally to the game-changing inventions designed to cure or prevent disease; rarely do they conjure up those that sow the […]

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