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Nii Ntreh Dec 6, 2019 at 04:00pm

December 06, 2019 at 04:00 pm | Tech & Innovation

Nii Ntreh

Nii Ntreh | Associate Editor

December 06, 2019 at 04:00 pm | Tech & Innovation

A pneumonia-detecting jacket for babies in Uganda. Photo Credit: Albertonrecord.co.za

Uganda’s pneumonia-detecting jackets

A pneumonia-detecting jacket for babies was created by a Ugandan inventor Bryan Turyabagye in 2018. He called it “Mama Hope” in memory of the over 27,000 Ugandan babies who die from pneumonia due to late or wrong diagnosis every year.

But Turyabagye’s invention is changing lives, at least, on a small scale for now. CNN calls his invention a breakthrough in biomedical invention.

Currently, the inventor is working with other partners to develop a more user-friendly version of his jacket.

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