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Dr. Tarek Loubani uses 3D printer to overcome Gaza stethoscope shortage

September 16, 2015

3D PrinterA Palestinian-Canadian doctor has created a low-cost stethoscope using a 3D printer, the first in a series of inventions he hopes will help alleviate medical supply shortages caused by an eight-year blockade on the Gaza Strip.

Dr. Tarek Loubani says his stethoscope can be made for just $2.50 — a fraction of the cost of leading brands — and some doctors say the equipment is just as good.

The shortage of basic medical devices in the isolated Palestinian territory “is something that I think we can translate from a big problem to a big win for us in Gaza,” said Loubani…

Read more at http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/dr-tarek-loubani-uses-3d-printer-to-overcome-gaza-stethoscope-shortage-1.3222052

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