Crib A’Glow: Saving tiny hearts in the FCT through technology

Nigeria Health Watch
8 min readMay 6, 2019

By Chibuike Alagboso (Lead Writer)

The Crib A’Glow phototherapy unit was donated to Maitama District Hospital by an anonymous donor after it saved a baby’s life in Bayelsa. Photo source: Tiny Hearts

Placed on a hospital cupboard about two meters from the ground, the little box glows with a brilliant blue light, beautiful in the dark. Unlike the normal incubator used in Paediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU), the box measures approximately about 1m x 0.5m x1m (3ft x 2ft x 2ft) and weighs a little above 5 kilograms (11…

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