golden oxygen concentrators

Ready for Global Health Fellow #2?! Matthew Pesce is just another face behind Rice 360°‘s success. He, too, has been in Malawi for the last several months working on our BreathAlert device alongside Fellow Becky Selle ’15. BreathAlert is an apnea monitor and stimulation device with a size-adjustable strap. If a baby doesn’t breathe for…

broken in the warm heart of africa

Our team was recently featured on the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change blog. We were asked to write about how our team and proposal idea came together. A prominent member of Team NEST360°, Maria Oden, wrote a beautiful piece. My hardest months were spent watching my newborn daughter cling to life. Had she been born in Africa,…

laying groundwork and building partnerships

Good afternoon and happy Tuesday! We’ve been trying to feature this guest blogger for a quite awhile, but she’s been in Malawi since February! For the last three months, she’s been in Blantyre running clinical trials on Rice 360°’s AutoSyp device, a syringe pump designed to automatically deliver medicinal doses for up to 66 hours…

reflections from malawi: making progress

  Matt, our Design Studio Manager at Malawi Polytechnic, is back as a guest blogger! Check out his latest musings: A few of my students are competing in the FIRST Global Robotics competition, an international competition in which teams design a robot to solve a problem. This year’s challenge is around water access and sanitation. FIRST…

where are they now? how jocelyn brown is working towards a better world.

BY MALAZ MOHAMAD ’16 It was a very chaotic situation: a young child had come in with bronchiolitis. She was breathing very rapidly and with every wheezing breath, I felt my own throat tighten. The nurses and doctors rushed about but seemed unfazed by the girl’s apparent distress; they saw children like her on the…