Corporate Social Responsibility
myclimate - Efficient Solar Stoves in Southwest Madagascar
In partnership with the myclimate Carbon Reduction and Carbon Compensation program, ndd is offsetting the carbon footprint of the EasyOne FlowTube by providing new and efficient cook stoves for households and institutions in Madagascar. The efficient solar stoves help:
- create jobs
- reduce CO2 emissions
- improve health, especially for women and children by avoiding exposure to micro particles from burning wood in the house
- prevent deforestation: for each cook stove 2 trees are reforested
The East African Training Initiative (EATI)
Ethiopia, the second largest country of Africa, bears an enormous burden due to the high occurrence of tuberculosis and lung disease in its population. The lack of pulmonary specialists is one of the key constraints on its ability to deliver care. The mission of EATI is to provide world-class training in pulmonary and critical care medicine. ndd supplied EasyOne spirometers for this education program as lung function testing is one of its principal elements. Thanks to EATI there is now a growing number of pulmonologists in Ethiopia that can address lung disease with focus and expertise.
Lung Disease Research in Southwestern Uganda
Determining the prevalence of lung disease in Uganda and how HIV infections affect lung health are common goals for the lung disease research being completed in Southwestern Uganda. ndd Medical equipment was used in the research group's initial public screening program, where 1500 people were tested in a 5-day period in 2015. The study compares lung function of HIV patients with others not impacted by the disease and also studies the effect of indoor air pollution (open fire cooking) on the lung function of women. By using ndd Medical Technologies equipment, this study also serves as an exceptional opportunity to complete training of clinical staff in the region for completing and interpreting lung function testing. Additional studies are commencing in 2017, which ndd Medical Technologies is proud to support.