Medical oxygen is an essential medicine. It is the single most important medicine for treating patients with COVID-19. Yet this effective and lifesaving treatment for critically ill patients is scarce in many hospitals in LMICs. Oxygen resources are inadequate, and supplied in cylinders that are expensive and often run out.
Preterm and newborn babies with breathing difficulties need treatment with oxygen. So do, infants with pneumonia, the biggest infectious killer of children worldwide. Oxygen is unaffordable for many people in LMICs. Parents who cannot pay for vital oxygen may watch their child die as a result.
We focus on donating oxygen concentrators and pulse oximeters to hospitals in need. These simple devices generate affordable oxygen for patients from the air, a free and inexhaustible resource. The concentrator is wheeled to the patient's bedside to deliver oxygen. The pulse oximeter monitors the amount of oxygen in the patient's blood.