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GE Healthcare and Embrace Team Up to Help Address Infant Mortality

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GE Healthcare is partnering with Embrace to distribute a low-cost infant warmer

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The infant warmer has three components: a sleeping bag, a sealed pouch of wax and a heater

In the company’s ongoing efforts to help address infant mortality, GE Healthcare is partnering with Embrace to distribute a low-cost infant warmer. At less than $200, the warmer looks like a small sleeping bag, and can help keep an infant warm for hours.

“At GE we’re focused on the healthymagination tenets of reducing cost while improving quality and access through local solutions like this one,” said Mike Barber, Vice President, GE healthymagination.  “This partnership with Embrace is an opportunity to further our commitment to maternal-infant care while increasing local access and reducing infant mortality. Along with our partners, we’re addressing the specific needs of the local healthcare environment and helping to solve critical problems.”

This product will be distributed in India initially to improve rural infant care as an alternative to more expensive warmers. It has three components: a sleeping bag, a sealed pouch of wax and a heater. The warmer swaddles the baby and a heated pouch of wax is placed in an adjacent compartment in the sleeping bag. The pouch can be heated via an electrical heater.

“We are thrilled to have GE Healthcare as a partner in this endeavor to save and improve the lives of babies around the world,” said Jane Chen, CEO, Embrace. “GE Healthcare brings both expertise and global reach to this partnership, and shares our passion to change the world through technological innovations.  Together, we can achieve Embrace's mission to give every child an equal chance for a healthy life.”