Updated Nov 12, 2020

Gradian Health Systems

https://www.gradianhealth.org/

Sofia Stafford

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Gradian Health Systems combines a social mission with market forces to develop appropriate anesthesia and critical care medical technology, distribute and support it locally, and bring user-centric training to providers who operate it.

We combine versatile technology with in-country distribution, training, and technical service to equip low-resource hospitals to provide safer surgical care. Gradian’s products, including the Gradian CCV (Comprehensive Care Ventilator) and the Universal Anaesthesia Machine (UAM), are built to work in unreliable settings lacking oxygen and power. We are currently in 700+ health facilities and...
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We combine versatile technology with in-country distribution, training, and technical service to equip low-resource hospitals to provide safer surgical care. Gradian’s products, including the Gradian CCV (Comprehensive Care Ventilator) and the Universal Anaesthesia Machine (UAM), are built to work in unreliable settings lacking oxygen and power. We are currently in 700+ health facilities and 30+ countries around the world. The UAM is the world’s first CE-certified anesthesia machine designed to work without electricity and medical oxygen. With a built-in oxygen concentrator, standard connections for other oxygen sources, and key features on battery backup, the UAM uses a combination of continuous-flow and draw-over technologies to deliver general anesthesia safely in any setting. The Gradian CCV is a versatile mechanical ventilator, designed to provide reliable care across a wide range of patient needs and use settings. With its 21-hour battery backup, user-friendly interface, and ability to use any source of oxygen (including room air), the CCV allows clinical teams to maximize limited resources. It delivers invasive and non-invasive ventilation regardless of its surroundings or care context--during large-scale pandemic response efforts such as COVID-19, in an ambulance, Emergency Department, ICU. The CCV’s flexibility of use as a portable unit or stationary workstation allows it to easily follow a patient throughout the continuum of treatment, providing single-ventilator care and limiting the need for multiple ventilators or manual ventilation during inter- and intra-facility transports. Over the last 3 years, Gradian has trained over 1,500 anesthesia and critical care providers, 150 biomedical engineers, and in 2019, surpassed 1 million surgeries supported by our equipment. We scale sustainably across countries and within countries to ensure our presence is not only measured by the breadth of our userbase but also by the depth of our engagement in each country.
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Stage 5: Scaling

Registered in United States as Non-Profit, in Kenya as For-Profitin United States as Non-Profit, in Kenya as For-Profit

Focus Areas:

Health, Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health and 1 MoreSEE ALL

Health, Health Systems, Maternal Newborn and Child Health and Workforce DevelopmentSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Guinea, Guatemala, Gabon and 24 MoreSEE ALL

Guinea, Guatemala, Gabon, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Botswana, Malawi, Rwanda, Niger, Liberia, Zambia, Laos, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Togo, Kenya, Haiti, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Burkina Faso, Nicaragua, Benin and GhanaSEE LESS

27
Countries Implemented In
1,000
Customers
18
Employees
Verified Funding
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Mission and Vision

Every patient deserves access to high-quality healthcare, which means every provider needs access to high-quality medical technology and training. Gradian Health Systems is a nonprofit medical technology company based in New York, USA, with offices in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania that develops, distributes, and sustains world-class anesthesia and critical care equipment in low-resource hospitals around the world. With distribution and service operations across the African continent and partnerships with local training institutions, we have built the network and business model to scale life-saving innovations and empower health providers to deliver safer, higher-quality care.

The Team Behind the Innovation

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

Jan 2020
New Country Implemented In
Guinea, Guatemala, Gabon, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Botswana, Malawi, Rwanda, Niger, Liberia and Zambia
Mar 2018
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$800,000
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Liberia
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Laos
Date Unknown
Recognition ReceivedVERIFIED
Profiled Innovation - Silver