Company News | October 15, 2019

Gradian just reached a major milestone: the UAM has now contributed to more than 1,000,000 safer surgeries worldwide. (Based on our estimates, the UAM’s millionth patient was treated sometime in the middle of 2019.) In a world where 5 in 7 people lack access to safe surgery and anesthesia, the UAM has helped roughly 1,235,000 […]

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December 5, 2018

At Kabwe General Hospital in Kabwe, Tanzania, the Universal Anaesthesia Machine (UAM) is regarded differently from other medical equipment. Mulonda Kangili, the hospital’s anesthesist, says that the UAM is “the machine that has made life easier.”

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November 20, 2018

When the Tanzanian government selected Gradian’s UAM as its anesthesia machine of choice for hundreds of health facility upgrades, we knew we’d have to scale our clinical training and capacity-building in tandem. While all of our training has gotten a revamp in the past year with our adoption of a simulation training model, the remoteness […]

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November 3, 2018

A week and a half ago, five of our clinical trainers came to visit our NYC offices. The team of trainers included Dr. Sipuka Ndaba and Dr. Masuzyo Zyambo from University Teaching Hospital in Zambia, Dr. Ansbert Sweetbert and Dr. Mwemezi Kaino from Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Tanzania, and Dr. Howard Nelson-Williams, who works […]

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October 2, 2018

If you had wandered into the Chainama College of Health Sciences in Lusaka, Zambia during the last weekend in August, you might have been confused by the excited yells emanating from one of the terra cotta tiled classrooms in Zambia’s primary nursing school. If you had followed those sounds all the way inside, you’d have […]

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Events | September 23, 2018

As of this writing, nearly *every other* medical device is the developing world is out of use (compared to <1% of devices in wealthy countries). You’d be hard-pressed to find a hospital in sub-Saharan Africa that doesn’t have a room, hallway or field stockpiled with old or broken equipment lying idly–sometimes because the machines are […]

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Perspectives | August 7, 2018

Forty-eight-year-old Mulonda Kangili requires more oxygen than most. Though, he isn’t using it for (his own) breathing.      For the past 17 years, Mr. Mulonda has worked as an anesthetist/clinical officer at Kabwe General Hospital in Kabwe, Zambia. To deliver the type of anesthesia that puts patients “to sleep” and ensures they don’t feel pain […]

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Company News | April 9, 2018

It is with great sorrow that Gradian announces the passing of our colleague and friend Rob Dickinson, who died at his home last weekend after a six-month battle with melanoma. Only a month ago, we learned that Rob was named the winner of the prestigious Robert L. Morris Humanitarian Award in recognition of a lifetime […]

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