One in every three newborns develops neonatal jaundice in Peru. If not treated properly, jaundice can cause permanent neurological problems. Currently, the technology available for treatment in rural areas is handmade and inadequate. Expensive options available in urban hospitals are difficult to access.
The sale of blue light phototherapy equipment called “NEOLED” for the treatment of neonatal jaundice. Ingenimed sells three different models of this affordable equipment to public rural clinics in Cusco.
- Number of beneficiaries grew by 67% during the first year in the NESsT portfolio reaching 1,250.
- Social enterprise income grew by 48% from 2010 to 2011.