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  • Bao Design Lab is a non-profit consultancy that uses design to improve the well-being of people in parts of the world where resources are scarce. For the past year and a half, Bao has been working with Ugandan partner Technology for Tomorrow (T4T) to address the widespread problem of improper medication delivery to millions of sick children in developing countries.
  • In many African hospitals, the limited availability and high expense of drugs formulated specifically for children can be prohibitive. As a result, doctors often instruct mothers to split the adult tablets into smaller portions to give to children. This haphazard practice has led to improper medical treatment. Inspired by a nurse who used a soda bottle to crush tablets in paper envelopes, Bao Design Lab worked with T4T to design and prototype a paper-based system that functioned more accurately.

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