KOKONO™ is a project and object, created by De-LAB to respond to a growing need for maternal and child health and safety in contexts of poverty. KOKONO™ is a cradle designed and patented adhoc to function in poverty contexts and serves to mitigate health and safety risks by providing shelter for infants from 0 to 12 months, both inside and outside the home, while travelling or on site. The KOKONO™ prototype was made by SuperForma.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, the high birth rate and widespread local poverty condemn large sections of the Ugandan population to poverty, exposing them to particularly high health and hygiene risks in rural areas of the country or in the outskirts of the capital. This is reflected in the high infant mortality rate, which in newborns is due to infectious diseases, accidents in the home due to the lack of specific shelter for newborns and attacks by animals.

KOKONO™ - which means 'Empty Pumpkin' in a local dialect - is unique in that it is tailored to meet the needs of low-income communities and this is evident in its design, choice of materials and business model.

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