Jaundice caused by hyperbilirubinemia affects sixty percent of all newborns worldwide, and a higher percentage in Asia. Of these jaundiced newborns, an estimated ten percent will develop permanent, long-term disabilities and even brain damage without treatment. Phototherapy is the only cost-effective treatment for this condition.
Firefly phototherapy is the first device that Vietnamese clinicians trust to use in the room with mothers in rural hospitals--a context that supports an optimal cycle of newborn phototherapy and feeding for rapid and effective treatment. The combination top and bottom phototherapy, robust enclosed housings, table-top size, removable and cleanable single-infant bassinet, and high-tech medical aesthetic make it the most trustworthy, intuitive and effective phototherapy device affordable for low-resource, remote settings in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.