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Maternity Saddle for Pregnant Women in Afghanistan

Half the Sky Movement

Afghanistan has among the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world -- and also lots of donkeys. To enable more women in remote areas of Afghanistan to reach a health center instead of giving birth at home, British charity HealthProm and designer Peter Muckle have developed an inflatable donkey saddle; the final design was made using inflatable camping cushions, the armrest from an airbed and part of an inflatable pool lounger. Ingenious!

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    This is incredible. I wonder if this helps the women with any labor pains?