FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) – Some local college students are opening their hearts to babies on the other side of the world.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo in central Africa, has ongoing political conflict that has resulted in decreased food production, malnutrition and poor health care.
“There is a very high infant mortality rate,” said Jessica Hernandez, Wright State University.
Hernandez is part of a biomedical engineering team at Wright State University.
She and some classmates have been moved by the lack of health care and the number of babies who die early in the Congo.
They designed a low tech incubator to keep those premature infants alive.
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