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This doctor uses plastic bottles to save babies from Pneumonia

"It was my first night as an intern and three children died before my eyes. I felt so helpless that I cried." 

Smiley Team

1 year ago
"It was my first night as an intern and three children died before my eyes. I felt so helpless that I cried."

In 1996, Dr Mohammod Jobayer Chisti was working in the paediatric department of the Sylhet Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh. That evening he made a promise that he would do something to stop children dying from pneumonia.

About 920,000 babies and small children die from the disease each year, mostly in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

After two decades of research, Dr Chisti has now come up with a low-cost device with the potential to save thousands of babies' lives.
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