infant mortality

"KALAMAZOO, MI - Two Western Michigan University students have won another award for their low-cost ventilator for premature infants in developing countries. Stephen John and Joseph Barnett, designers of the NeoVent, were named the U.S. National Winners of the 2015 James Dyson Award, which drew more than 690 designs worldwide." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

But work remains to be done to reduce infant mortality and close racial gap

From 2006 to 2010 infant mortality rate was five times higher for blacks in Kalamazoo