Fighting HIV/AIDS Prevents Maternal Death

Fighting HIV/AIDS Prevents Maternal Death

The World Health Organization estimates that without the presence of HIV and AIDS, maternal mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa would be significantly lower. Instead of 640 deaths per 100,000 live births, the maternal mortality ratio would decrease to 580. (WHO 2012) In fact, 56,100 maternal deaths were attributed to HIV in 2011. (Lozano et al. 2011). HIV targets the immune system, weakens the body’s natural defenses and introduces potentially...

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Our Story

Our Story

Our story begins over 15 years ago, when Fred Burbank and Mike Jones first started working together to invent and develop medical device technologies for women’s health. In 1997, Fred and Mike incorporated a new medical device company called Vascular Control Systems, Inc., where they developed several women’s health devices, one of which was for occluding the uterine arteries to treat uterine fibroids. As Fred and Mike progressed in their...

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