Abundant Air

Hospitals throughout sub-Saharan Africa can’t obtain enough medical-grade oxygen for patients who need it. Low blood oxygen, or hypoxemia, accompanies many conditions, from trauma and pregnancy complications to pneumonia. Now, a Kenyan entrepreneur has created a system for more cheaply producing and distributing oxygen. It’s called Hewa Tele, or “abundant air.”
 
Still, experts say donors, governments and hospitals must prioritize oxygen in budgets and policies. Today, oxygen is listed on the WHO’s Essential Medicines List only for use during anesthesia. Global health organizations have submitted a proposal to also list oxygen as essential for managing hypoxemia.
 
Source: Impatient Optimists Blog

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