Reusable Colostomy Bag for Low-Resource Settings


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2017-2018 Team
Team Name
Project Title
Reusable Colostomy Bag for Low-Resource Settings
Design Challenge
Doctors in Nigeria have contacted Rice 360 requesting a new solution for ostomy care systems in low-resource settings. 70.8% of the Nigerian population lives on <$1/day, so the design should preferably cost under $1 USD per week. Due to the high cost of traditional ostomy care systems in developing countries, colostomy patients often struggle to care for their new stoma and tend to utilize solutions that lack efficacy and harbor bacteria. Improvised bags increase rates of irritation, infection, and other complications. Our design is intended to improve the quality of life for colostomy recipients while remaining within the budget for a Nigerian patient.
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Date Updated
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Rice 360
  • Global Health Technologies
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • RICE 360
Faculty Advisor 2 - Name
Rebecca Richards-Kortum
Faculty Advisor 2 - Department
  • RICE 360

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