December 16 – Foundation grantee Embrace – developers of a sleeping bag-style infant warmer – will be featured on a segment of ABC's 20/20 this Friday at 10 p.m. local time. The episode will be covering several important issues in global health – including infant mortality.
Embrace is a social enterprise that aims to give every child an equal chance for a healthy life through an innovative, low cost infant warmer. This product will help the 20 million low birth weight and premature babies born every year around the world, primarily in developing countries. Unlike traditional incubators that cost up to $20,000, the Embrace Infant Warmer costs less than 1% of this price, and works without a constant supply of electricity. The product will be launched in India in March 2011, and will subsequently scale globally. Embrace was founded by a team of engineers and MBAs from Stanford and Harvard University. Please visit www.embraceglobal.org for more information.