July 5, 2013

Unrecognized and largely unsupported by the international political community, the people of the Republic of Somaliland have rebuilt a country savaged by eight years of Somali civil war which ended with de-facto independence in 1991.  On a former killing ground turned landfill the remarkable Edna Adan has built a maternity hospital from scratch.  Pawning her […]

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June 20, 2013

This summer, as part of our “Anaesthesia Champions” series, we are featuring RNA (Resident Nurse Anaesthetist), Hosea Cheruiyot Kiptoo, who is currently working at the Edna Adan University Hospital in Somaliland. Hosea is originally from Nairobi, Kenya and was accepted to Edna’s training program for nurse anaesthetists, where he started working this past January. We were introduced […]

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June 6, 2013

Gradian is pleased to publish our first guest blog post below from Riders for Health CEO, Andrea Coleman. Riders is a social enterprise working to ensure that health workers in Africa have access to reliable transportation in order to reach isolated people with regular, predictable health care. We are thrilled to feature this organization that is doing such wonderful work to […]

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May 23, 2013

In order for a product or idea to make a sustainable impact in the world, it should be designed with the specific environment or setting in mind. With the Universal Anaesthesia Machine (UAM), we take pride in knowing that it was designed to function in any setting; and in particular, hospitals with unreliable electricity and compressed oxygen.  […]

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May 11, 2013

This Mother’s Day, May 12th, we honor the mothers around the world who have risked their own lives to give birth to their sons and daughters. We honor those mothers who had to walk for countless miles just so they can give birth in a hospital or clinic and those who give birth at home, with […]

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April 24, 2013

Gradian works with wonderful, committed anesthesia providers around the world whose hard work often goes unnoticed. We are happy to introduce you to them as we continue this monthly series “Anesthesia Champions.” In this month’s post, we have asked William Banda, from Lilongwe, Malawi, a few questions about his experiences. Mr. Banda is a Clinician and […]

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April 19, 2013

It’s not every day that the Former Foreign Minister and First Lady of a country stops by your office. On April 8th, we were honored to have Mrs. Edna Adan Ismail visit our offices here in New York City. Edna is an incredible woman, with an even more incredible story. Edna has many impressive accomplishments. Not only is […]

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April 17, 2013

(Gradian traveled to Tanzania in March to install two new UAM’s and train providers from two local hospitals.) Tanzania offered one big “Karibuni” for Gradian, welcoming us at every turn over the 10 days we were there. The goals for this trip were to install 2 new UAMs at Ifakara/St. Francis Regional Referral Hospital and […]

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April 15, 2013

This past weekend, while much of the Gradian team was in Cairo, Egypt at the 5th All Africa Anesthesia Congress, Gradian’s Program Coordinator, Emily Ryan, attended the 10th Annual Global Health and Innovation Conference (GHIC) held at Yale University in New Haven, CT. The GHIC is the world’s leading global health and social entrepreneurship conference with over 2,200 participants […]

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April 11, 2013

What do you get when 15 of your primary end users sit around a table talking to each other and you? A lot of frank, valuable feedback. On Saturday, 6 April Gradian held its first-ever users’ forum in conjunction with the 5th All African Anesthesia Congress in Cairo, Egypt. With 12 people around the table, […]

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