Ideas That Matter Award

Bao Design Lab was awarded an Ideas that Matter grant by Sappi Fine Paper North America for Project Dose. This design project addresses the health risks to sick children in developing countries who are often improperly medicated once they leave the hospital, due to inaccurate tablet splitting. Our design, developed with Ugandan partners T4T, provides a simple system that enables pharmacists, nurses and parents to safely and reliably divide & repackage adult tablets into smaller doses for children.

Project Dose is currently underway in Kampala. With Sappi’s generous support, Bao Design Lab has the opportunity to scale our efforts, making our kits available to nurses, pharmacists and mothers all over Africa. Project Dose will contribute to improving medical treatment for thousands of Ugandan children.



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