Emergency Bags

The challenging conditions in LMIC, disaster, and warzone environments increase the likelihood of clinical incidents, rendering effective responses to them more difficult. The adaptable Medical Aid Emergency Bag range assembles the critical equipment needed to respond efficiently in emergency situations.

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Why do I need an Emergency Medical Bag?

Based on our extensive experience of working in the LMIC environment, our Emergency Bag range enables all ages to be treated and covers the patients’ needs on an airway, breathing, circulation basis as well as making sure the responder can be seen and also see what they are doing.

“I was working one day in a new paediatric operating room that we had just finished commissioning and we were doing our first case. Suddenly a nurse ran in and asked if anyone had a breathing bag for a child that had just been delivered by C section who was not breathing. I grabbed our emergency bag and rushed in and, using our neonatal BVM started to breathe for the baby. Forty five seconds later she started to breathe on her own; a life saved. Without the availability of the BVM she would not have survived.”

Tim Beacon, CEO, Medical Aid International

Our Range: Designed for the Realities of LMICs

Medical Aid International offers a series of emergency bags, all tailored to the LMIC environment. From the Advanced MAI Emergency Medical Bag to the MAI Neonatal Resucitation Bag, we offer a solution to fit your needs.

Advanced Emergency Bag Contents:

  • Bag with fold-out nylon work surface
  • Rugged handheld vital signs monitor covering HR/BP/SpO2
  • Reusable adult, child, neonatal BVM with masks x1
  • Guedel airways, sizes 000-5 x2
  • Nasopharyngeal airway, sizes 6-9 x2
  • LMA sizes 1,2,3,4,5, with KY jelly x1
  • ET tubes, sizes 2-8.5 x1
  • Chest decompression needle
  • Stethoscope x1
  • Examination gloves, pair x10
  • CAT tourniquet x1
  • Uterine balloon tamponade (UBT) device x1
  • Pelvic sling x1
  • Field dressing x4
  • Crepe bandage, 5cm, 10cm, 15cm x4
  • IV cannula and giving sets (space for two 1 L IV fluid)
  • 2, 5, 10, 20 ml syringes, plus needles
  • Triangular bandage x3
  • Tape, 25 mm and 50 mm, plus plasters and safety pins
  • Burns film - roll x1
  • Artery forceps x 2, tuff cut fcissors and multi-tool
  • High-visibility vests x4
  • Head torch x1
  • Note pad and pen, plus skin marker
  • Drug bag (empty)

Standard Emergency Bag Contents:

  • Reusable BVM, adult, child, neonate with full range of reusable masks
  • Finger pulse oximeter
  • Airways 000-6 x 5
  • Nasal airways 6,7,8,9 x 3
  • Tough cut scissors
  • Headtorch
  • Stethoscope
  • High-visibility vests x4
  • Gloves x10 pairs
  • SAM splint x1
  • Ambulance dressings x2
  • Crepe bandages x6
  • Safety pins and adhesive tape
  • Triangular bandages x3
  • Notepad and pen
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Neonatal Resuscitation Bag Contents:

  • Reusable neonatal bag/valve/mask (BVM)

  • Airways

  • Stethoscope

  • Penguin suction device

A vital, life saving tool for the LMIC environment containing all essential items necessary to resuscitate a newborn baby. Emergency resuscitation equipment is a key tool in reducing infant mortality in LMICs.

Edan Monitor

Available Optional Extra with any Bag

A handheld, rugged vital signs monitor covering HR/BP/SpO2 – supplied with adult/child & neonatal accessories.

Our Emergency Bag In Action

During Disasters and Across Africa

We have sent several hundred of our Emergency Bags globally, be it responding to the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey, or to LMIC environments in Africa. Below, our Emergency Bag is ready to save a life should complications arise.

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In Warzones: Ukraine

Our Emergency Bag can be adapted for local needs. Below, it has been adapted to cater for warzone type (ballistic) injuries.

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Emergency Bag Range Brochure


Standard Emergency Bag Brochure

Other Solutions

Digital X-Ray

Any substantial healthcare facility needs reliable X-Ray. Yet in low resource environments most clinics and hospitals face many challenges in this area which directly can affect the quality of care.


Sterilisation of medical equipment in LMIC environments is a major challenge, particularly in more rural locations because of an absence of affordable, serviceable, easily usable equipment.

Let's work together.

One of the easiest ways we can make budgets go a long way is the sensible use of equipment no longer required in the West. This recycling is very effective. Please do contact us for further details if you think you have equipment of any sort that may help.

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