Beyonce gives donation to a TED Fellow that could potentially save 1,900 babiesby The Daily Eye Team June 14 2014, 7:36 am Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 53 secs
Jane Chen knew that, for her infant warmer to save lives, moms would need to be the evangelists for the device. But she had no idea that one of the world’s most famous moms—Beyoncé—would be the one to help her pilot the product in 10 countries. Last week, Beyonce announced a $125,000 donation to Embrace Innovations, Chen’s organization that designed and distributes her infant warmer, a low-cost alternative to the incubator that looks like a tiny sleeping bag. The donation will fund pilot testing of the device in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda, and could help 1,900 underweight babies who, without it, might not live. This donation—which Beyoncé announced at an anniversary party for Gucci’s Chime for Change—was the domino effect of Chen stepping on to the TED Women 2013 stage. At TEDWomen, Chen gave an update on Embrace, admitting that she and her team had missed something in their original thinking on the device.