The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI)’s proposal to transform access to lifesaving oxygen in low- and middle-income countries is a top-six finalist in 100&Change—a global competition for a single $100 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation. https://bit.ly/3jrbKK2
Poor access to medical oxygen in low-income countries leads to hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. These deaths can be prevented with a simple intervention: oxygen therapy. Medical oxygen is required to treat many illnesses where children are unable to breath normally, like pneumonia, and is the most important treatment available for COVID-19. But facilities in many low-income countries lack the necessary tools.
We need to invest in oxygen today to respond to COVID-19 - and build stronger oxygen delivery systems that can treat patients in the future.
Weekly Twitter Q&A
with @CHAI_health and experts Dr. Hamish Graham (MCRI), Dr. Mphu Ramatlapeng (CHAI), and Jason Houdek (CHAI), as they answer questions and provide insights on our #100andChange proposal.
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Copy and paste to Twitter: What is the 'oxygen access gap' and how can we close it? #100andChange finalist @CHAI_health on their work to prevent fatalities due to childhood pneumonia: https://bit.ly/2ZoT1Gv #InvestInOxygen
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- There has never been a more critical time to #InvestInOxygen - for #COVID19 patients, children, women in childbirth, safe surgery, pneumonia management and more. @MurdochChildrensResearchInstitute and @clintonhealthaccess have a plan 👉🏾 https://bit.ly/3jrbKK2 #100andChange
- The time to #InvestInOxygen is now - to respond to COVID-19 today and build stronger oxygen delivery systems that can treat all patients in the future. https://bit.ly/2ZoT1Gv #100andChange @macarthurfdn @MurdochChildrensResearchInstitute @clintonhealthaccess