3D printing an increasing source of medical aid in earthquake-devastated Nepal

3D printing an increasing source of medical aid in earthquake-devastated Nepal

3D printing has become an increasing source of medical aid in earthquake-stricken Nepal. In the wake of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated the country in April 2015, killing almost 9,000 people, Nepalese communities have been struggling to survive. a 3D printed plastic otoscope Health clinics are largely overwhelmed and under-resourced. Local charities say that a series of complications including poor road infrastructure, a lack of finances, and slow bureaucracy means a lengthy supply-chain process. Additionally, as most of Nepal’s medical equipment is manufactured in China or India, local health clinics struggle to purchase any supplies that aren’t available in […]

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