Inflatable maternity saddle is introduced to Afghanistan

A genius design by Peter Muckle and British charity HealthProm now eases the burden on women about to give birth in remote areas of Afghanistan. It’s an inflatable donkey saddle that was crated with an inflatable camping cushion, an armrest from an airbed and part of an inflatable pool lounger.

Dr. Azada Parsa, the project manager of HealthProm’s Safe Motherhood Project, says she hopes this new maternity saddle will encourage more women to make the long journey to health centers to give birth rather than staying home without medical expertise. By next year, designer Peter Muckle hopes “every component will be produced locally and that it will be possible for the saddles themselves to be made by anyone.”

Via The Atlantic

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