Global O2

An oxygen concentrator to fight child mortality

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120'000 children die each year due to lack of access to medical oxygen

WHO

The Project

Oxygen is essential to treat pulmonary and cardiovascular problems as well as for surgery, and yet it is largely unavailable in health systems in low and middle-income countries. Existing solutions are too expensive, too fragile and too complex. In particular, oxygen concentrators, which are devices designed to generate oxygen, cannot work sustainably in hot, humid and dusty climates. This project aims to develop a robust and low-cost oxygen concentrator, able to provide access to oxygen in primary health structures.

Key Accomplishments

Gene Saxon

Gene Saxon

Project Manager