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Fish tank pump that helps save premature babies

In many countries medical technology is often associated with white and gleaming rooms.

But in the dusty environments of sub-Saharan African countries where power supplies can be unreliable, medical equipment does not always function well… or at all in many cases.

Simple items such as a fish tank pump alongside locally produced equipment is proving to be more appropriate for African hospitals.

Lizzie Crouch reports from Malawi.

  • 21 Jun 2015