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Project Dose

Since 1999, Sappi Fine Paper North America's Ideas that Matter program has supported designers who generously donate their skills to create positive social change. Ideas that Matter has contributed over $12 million to over 500 nonprofit projects worldwide.
"A winning 2010 Ideas that Matter project, Project Dose is a program which addresses the issue of improper medication delivery affecting millions of sick children in developing countries. Developed by Bao Design Lab in collaboration with Ugandan partner Technology for Tomorrow, the project uses a prototype-based system to enable nurses, pharmacists and parents to safely and reliably divide and re-package adult tablets into smaller doses for children. As a result, this program is providing children with the dosage they need to stay protected from live-threatening diseases such as malaria and HIV infection."

Jobs | April 13