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News - published on 20 Oct 2020

Bridging the gap in access to oxygen: Foundation co-hosts roundtable that identifies 10 key actions

On 25 September 2020, the Access to Medicine Foundation and the Every Breath Counts Coalition co-hosted a first-of-its-kind virtual roundtable with industry, investors, and global health agencies to explore opportunities to increase access to medical oxygen in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Oxygen is critical in the treatment of pneumonia, which claims the lives of more than 672,000 children under 5 every year. Further, one in five COVID-19 patients will each need access to oxygen in vast quantities.

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