Company News | August 16, 2017

Check out our new microsite for more information on our Saving Lives at Birth project! We’ll be updating it regularly as the project gets underway. Strengthening Obstetric Care in Zambia through Anesthesia Technology & Training

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Perspectives | January 18, 2018

One of the most common healthcare challenges we’ve witnessed in our work at Gradian is the dire lack of medical oxygen at hospitals in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in rural settings. Oxygen is among the most necessary medical treatments in the world, and is central to the management of critically-ill patients suffering from conditions […]

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Perspectives | January 16, 2018

Hospitals in Uganda are struggling to provide the units of blood necessary to treat their patients – and the crisis is only intensifying. According to The Guardian, nearly every hospital is facing a shortage: The Uganda Medical Association, an umbrella organisation of doctors in public health facilities, said the shortage was “almost [at] crisis level”, […]

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Perspectives | January 12, 2018

Gradian is proud to work with professional colleagues in hospitals, governments, nonprofit organizations and local companies in 20 sub-Saharan African countries and the nation of Haiti. Since our founding, we have taken great pride in supporting the dedicated women and men who provide anesthesia, surgery and critical care to their patients. At a personal level, […]

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The world of medical innovation is saturated with examples of high-tech gadgets and software that make healthcare easier, cheaper, faster, better, more personal. But the calculus is different when you’re designing technology solutions without the traditional infrastructure on which they thrive, like reliable power and speedy internet connections. For Soyapi Mumba and his engineering colleagues […]

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Perspectives | November 22, 2017

A handful of cost-effective medical solutions have helped reduce the number of deaths from infectious diseases and childbirth complications. Still, more and more people are dying from surgically-treatable conditions. It is time to shift our focus on strengthening surgical systems. But is it worth the investment? (Short answer: Yes.) Here’s an excerpt from our latest […]

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Company News | October 10, 2017

Last week marked a major milestone for Gradian: We installed our first UAM in Latin America, and we did it in collaboration with Operation Smile (Operación Sonrisa) – one of the foremost organizations working in global surgery. Through Operación Sonrisa’s new initiative – Surgery for the People – we joined forces on a project to […]

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Company News | October 6, 2017

Last Friday, at a ceremony hosted by the Tanzanian Government, we were proud to team up with KAS Medics (Gradian’s local distribution partner) and White Ribbon Alliance Tanzania (WRATZ) to formally hand over our Universal Anaesthesia Machine (UAM) to the Tanzanian Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children as part of a new […]

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Perspectives | September 22, 2017

Check out this Facebook Live interview with Mashable & our COO Erica Frenkel at last week’s Social Good Summit! And continue below to read Mashable’s wonderful write-up about Gradian & the UAM! This no-electricity anesthesia machine is saving lives across the developing world For many hospitals in rural parts of the developing world, electricity is unreliable […]

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Perspectives | August 21, 2017

Gradian was a signatory on this recent statement from the United4Oyxgen Alliance, which calls for improved access to medical oxygen in light of the recent deaths of children at Baba Raghav Das Medical College (due in part to a lack of oxygen). Originally published on JustActions We have read with alarm the unfolding events at the Baba […]

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