PiAstra: a portable, safe, reliable way of pasteurizing breastmilk at minimum cost to make access to donor human milk possible for less than US $750!
The Human Milk Banking Association of South Africa (HMBASA) is an Independant National non-profit organization that co-ordinates and provides guidance for human milk banking centres throughout South Africa.
With a portable receipt printer, an android phone, and a temperature probe, hospital staff are now able to track donated milk and regulate the temperature during pasteurization.
Baby A was brought to the iThemba Lethu home at the age of 7 months, weighing only 2.7kg. He was born prematurely, weighed only 1.5kg at birth and was abandoned at the hospital.