Alma Sana Inc. is a social enterprise aimed at
reducing health inequalities among populations
by increasing immunization coverage in resource-poor areas worldwide.
The U.S. patent on the design and use of
Lauren Braun‘s bracelet was published in 2013.
The bracelet design is ideal for resource-poor environments,
because they are simple, and production is very inexpensive (less than $1).
The vaccine information is translated through symbols and numbers
rather than words, making it easy to understand, and encourages follow-up visits.
Quechua-speaking mothers in Ecuador, where the pilot study has taken place,
continue to return to Ministry of Public Health clinics
for their 4 and 6-month vaccines.
This bracelet can be used in any country,
regardless of the language spoken there.
What great cause.
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