The BEMPU TempWatch monitors a baby's temperature and alerts the parent to warm their baby or to provide Kangaroo Care when hypothermic.
The BEMPU KangaSling is a wearable device that lets a caretaker perform prolonged Kangaroo Care (method of skin to skin care) with ease.
The BEMPU ApneBoot is a novel detection and stimulation device that helps automatically resolve neonatal apnea before prolonged hypoxia can cause injury.
The BEMPU UBT-Kit is a Uterine Balloon Tamponade system that helps manage and treat postpartum haemorrhage.
Our Work with UNICEF Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea and Benin
The BEMPU TempWatch is being utilized by 3 UNICEF country offices to support Kangaroo Mother Care and increase newborn survival at the community level. After piloting the intervention in 2017, the Papua New Guinea National Department of Health and UNICEF have partnered to scale the TempWatch (locally renamed "Bebi Kol Kilok") countrywide as a part of the new Saving Lives, Spreading Smiles initiative, supported by the Australian Government. In 2018, UNICEF Zimbabwe and UNICEF Benin have also begun providing the device to vulnerable newborn beneficiaries.
The BEMPU TempWatch has been reviewed and approved for use by the Government of India (MoHFW), USAID, Gates Foundation, Govt of Papua New Guinea
Impact in India
We are constantly working to expand our reach across India, ensuring that babies from all geographies benefit from the lifesaving capabilities of the BEMPU TempWatch.
The National Health Mission (NHM) Rajasthan identified BEMPU TempWatch as an intervention with the potential to address neonatal mortality through hypothermia prevention. BEMPU Health, with the support of WISH Foundation conducted a pilot intervention in 3 SNCUs and 7 health care facilities in Udaipur and Dungarpur districts. The findings from the pilot showed that the device was very useful for government and community settings, simple for the health care staff- ANMs, nurses, doctors and parents to use. During the pilot, several cases of infection identified early by the bracelet, prompting parents to call ASHA workers, or visit health care facilities in time to save their babies. In the study, the control group had a 14% mortality rate, while the BEMPU group had a 6% mortality rate, suggesting the power of the simple intervention. With these results, Rajasthan and seven other states have proposed BEMPU in their state budgets and BEMPU received approval from ICMR and the MoHFW as a high potential innovation.