When premature babies are born in remote villages in developing countries, they often die from lack of medical care. Looking to change that sad outcome is San Francisco-based nonprofit Embrace Global.
At the beginning of 2010, the organization introduced its $25 baby warmer, a sleeping bag that serves as a backcountry incubator and doesn’t need electricity. A heating element in the bag can be removed and recharged as needed in boiling water. The product is winning attention from nonprofit organizations and health-care workers around the globe, as Embrace seeks to raise $1.5 million over the next four years to produce and distribute the bags.