The Lily Project is proud to partner with innovative organizations to bring new technologies to solve the problem of delivering health services to women in the most rural villages of Nicaragua. We have invited one of our partners, M-HEAL (Michigan Health Engineered for All Lives), a student organization at the University of Michigan that fosters interdisciplinary work in global health, design, and entrepreneurship to talk about their project.
Guest Blogger, Sabrina Deutsch
Student, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Project MESA is a team comprised of University of Michigan students dedicated to exploring engineering initiatives focused at advancing maternal health, especially in developing areas. For the past five years, our team has been developing, testing, and gathering feedback on our mobile gynecological exam table prototypes. Our goal is to devise a model that meets the needs of our partner organizations, like The Lily Project, by designing a table that is lightweight, fully functional, and has potential to be manufactured in-country. We are ecstatic with the promise our meeting with The Lily Project brings to our future endeavors, given that our goals are so closely aligned. Ultimately, Project MESA would like to facilitate The Lily Project’s initiative of bringing women’s health to even the most remote of areas by incorporating the feedback we have received to best serve their specific needs. Having explored possible avenues of in-country manufacturing with Jonathan Butcher, The Lily Project's COO, while in Nicaragua this past May, we feel closer than ever to reaching this goal.