Embrace Global is a ground-breaking organization that formed as a result of a contest to design and build a low-cost incubator to combat hypothermia in countries such as India.
The Embrace Global baby warmer costs 1% of what a typical hospital grade incubator costs and requires no electricity or maintenance, so it can be distributed all across the developing world, from cities to remote villages. Embrace was featured side-by-side with the social venture Jeff started, Better World Books, in TimeMagazine.
The first “Van Hemel” (HEBI) baby incubator was built in Uganda in 1986. Now there are over 1,400 HEBI incubators saving lives in many countries throughout the developing world. This incubator is inexpensive, easy to assemble, easy to repair, and effective in a third world setting. It costs roughly $500 to buy a HEBI incubator and between $200 – $400 to ship them almost anywhere in the world.
Further the Baltimore Kiwanis Incubator Foundation has updated the design of HEBI incubator, and will begin production in late 2013.