This toolkit for high-risk pregnancy is a world-changing idea that could help women in developing communities who might not have access to health care. Maternal health and infant mortality rates are key indicators of poverty, and improving both these areas are integral to eliminating barriers that keep the cycle of poverty going.
From Philips in collaboration with the Red Cross, the pregnancy toolkit includes a battery-free fetoscope called Heart for 2 that allows midwives to listen for heart irregularities. The high-risk pregnancy kit consists of a durable multipurpose carry bag and also contains teaching aid card sets that are pocket-sized, waterproof and tear-proof.
The pre-natal toolkit demonstrates that life-saving innovation does not need to be high-tech.