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 | 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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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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Service Notes | March 8, 2018

There may be instances when the UAM’s concentrator is not working and there is no pipeline source of oxygen or equivalent oxygen cylinder with the correct fittings available to use with the UAM’s pipeline or E-cylinder high pressure inputs. In these cases, you can connect an external concentrator, or any other source with a flowmeter, […]

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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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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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Service Notes | March 8, 2018

UAM Maintenance Procedure Video: Replacing the Fenton Balloon from Gradian Health Systems on Vimeo. The UAM’s Fenton Balloon is a unique component of the exhaust valve that provides an effective and safe way to control the breath cycles. In the rare case that the Fenton Balloon develops a hole or rip, or distorts in shape, it will not function […]

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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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