Pumani bCPAP training films: Section 12 – Putting it all together; the story of Chigonjetso

13 training films for the PUMANI BUBBLE CPAP, an innovative low cost CPAP machine used across Africa to save the lives of babies with breathing difficulties.

The twelfth in a set of 13 films forming a training course for the Pumani Bubble CPAP, an innovative low cost CPAP machine used to save the lives of babies with breathing difficulties. This film goes over the ground covered in the previous films through the story of Chigonjetso, one of the first babies to be put onto CPAP at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Malawi. We see his struggle to survive, and then six months later he is an alert and healthy baby.

Other films in the series cover how to identify babies that will benefit from CPAP, how to attach them to the machine, how to monitor and care for babies on CPAP and how to maintain the machine.


Originally developed by students from Rice University, Texas, the low cost Pumani Bubble CPAP is now being rolled out across Africa, and is becoming a basic piece of equipment in many hospitals and health centres. The CPAP project is run by Rice 360˚ Institute for Global Health Technologies and Hadleigh Health Technologies, with funding from USAID. The videos are licensed under a creative commons licence for educational purposes only. Permission must be obtained for other uses.

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