Cost effective phototherapy units for treatment of neonatal jaundice

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This locally produced phototherapy unit which is inexpensive, which coasts only around 400 USD, and which can be repaired locally is developed. The other important specification of a phototherapy unit is its intensity which can be measured by Radiometer, so this phototherapy unit has an intensity of above 30 Micro W/cm2/nm which is by definition intensive phototherapy unit (according to American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines on Phototherapy Units). This Phototherapy unit is being used in the neonatal ICU of Tikur Anbesa hospital, which is the biggest hospital in the country, for the past 1 year.

Finally if we can get help to have a well-equipped work shop we can produce more cheaper and effective phototherapy units which can be used in Ethiopia, and also neighboring countries.