How a shampoo bottle is saving young lives | THE ECONOMIST

How a shampoo bottle is saving young lives

ON HIS first night as a trainee paediatrician in Sylhet, Bangladesh, Mohamad Chisti (pictured above) watched three children die of pneumonia. Oxygen was being delivered to them, through a face mask or via tubes placed near their nostrils, using what is called a basic “low-flow” technique which followed World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines for low-income countries. But it was clearly failing. He decided to find a better way.

Last year 920,000 children under the age of five died of pneumonia, making it the leading killer of people in that age group….

 

The Economist | 6th September 2018

https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2018/09/06/how-a-shampoo-bottle-is-saving-young-lives

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