Breath of Life
Equipment Provided

When East Meets West provides a hospital in the developing world with the full range of Breath of Life equipment, this package of innovative technologies constitutes a cost-effective, durable, low-maintenance Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to effectively treat premature infants and other newborns suffering from life-threatening health conditions. The following machines are the components of a NICU provided by the Breath of Life program.

The BOL Package of  Appropriate Technologies

  • CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)
  • LED phototherapy
  • Infant resuscitation station and infant warmer
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Pulse oximeter
  • Light-meter
  • Baby bonnet

What Makes These Technologies So Effective

  • Locally manufactured by MTTS (Medical Techology Transfer Service)Instructions, controls, and manuals in local language
  • Replacement parts easily obtained
  • Accessible technical support and maintenance
  • Tested in conditions of actual use and appropriately adapted
  • Durable and low maintenance
  • Low-cost
  • Not reliant on expensive consumables
  • Warrantied
  • Scalable for each country, hospital, clinic conditions

The Pathologies They Treat           

  • CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) and pulse oximeter machines provide relief from respiratory distress, pneumonia, and asphyxia, all problems common in premature and low birth-weight infants whose lungs are insufficiently developed.
  • LED phototherapy and light-meters with long-lasting, high-intensity LED lights provide essential phototherapy treatment for infants with pathologic jaundice. Untreated, neonatal jaundice is accompanied by toxic levels of bilirubin that can easily lead to permanent brain damage.
  • Infant resuscitation stations, infant warmers and baby bonnets help rapidly elevate low core body temperatures, supporting doctors in resuscitation activities immediately after birth and when intensive care is required.
  • Hand sanitizers prevent the spread of infections. A specially formulated, isopropanol-based antimicrobial hand sanitizer that dries immediately is designed to rapidly eliminate germs where hand washing facilities are limited or unavailable.

For more information

Luciano Moccia
Breath of Life
International Coordinator

1-800-561-3378 or 510-763-7045



Breath of Life’s successful strategies for treating preterm infants are highlighted in the recent WHO publication, Born Too Soon.
Read about Breath of Life here.

Read the full report here.


“With BOL’s support, the mortality rate among infants has gone from 25% to only 5%.” 
Read more about local BOL partner, pediatrician Dr. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Lan.

Your $100 gift provides lifesaving treatment for  one infant through BOL. 

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1611 Telegraph Ave., Suite 1420, Oakland, CA 94612
Tel: 1-800.561.3378  |  Tel: 510-763-7045  |  Fax: 510-763-6545

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