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Oxygen is essential for human life and has no substitute. Its importance was highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic by the many patients who had difficulty breathing. Medical oxygen is used in many different settings, such as intensive care units, operating rooms, delivery rooms, and during emergency transport.
Reliable access to medical oxygen is lacking in many parts of the world, such as parts of western Africa. A new Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Global Health program is trying to change that. SCCM recently launched the Africa Infrastructure Relief and Support (AIRS) project to ensure the availability of medical oxygen to patients in the Gambia, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. This project is made possible by a $5.5 million grant from Direct Relief and in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Global Alliance of Perioperative Professionals and the Institute of Global Perioperative Care.
Posted: 4/24/2023 | 0 comments
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