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News - published on 20 Oct 2020

Bridging the gap in access to oxygen: Foundation coordinates on key actions for industry

The Access to Medicine Foundation and the Every Breath Counts Coalition co-hosted a series of first-of-a-kind virtual roundtables 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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