Jimma University  and Simbona healthcare are highly esteemed to announce the selection of four Staff  innovations each of them funded with 1 million Ethiopian birr by the Grand Challenge Ethiopia. Primarily the fund is  will be used to conduct clinical trial  during its transition to scale period. Grand Challenge Ethiopia is a family of initiatives fostering innovation to solve key global health and development problems in the world.

Team Simbona innovations under Jimma University has won two awards on research projects entitled “Affordable Infant Radiant Warmer” and “Neonatal Jaundice Treatment (LED Phototherapy) Unit” each of them receiving one million ETB. The team has been working on one of the major challenges faced in the developing portions of the world, maternal and neonatal care services, to promote affordable and alternative power consuming assistive technologies for the health care system. The affordable infant radiant warmer and Super LED neonatal Jaundice treatment (Phototherapy ) unit proposed, and practically designed and developed in , are incredible outstanding products that are very well suited for counties like ours.


During 2019 Grand Challenges meeting shortlisted innovations discussed and briefed by EFMoH Minister Dr.Amir Aman.

” A small group of committed people can impact the nation”


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