Closing the Medical Oxygen Gap in Sub-Saharan Africa

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By ITT, Oxygen Hub

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has historically suffered from an acute shortage of medical oxygen. Most countries in SSA have less than 10% of the volume needed to treat high-burden conditions like pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and neonatal respiratory syndrome. COVID-19 has both exacerbated and highlighted this oxygen supply gap. To reach a meaningfully large population, including in rural areas, an extensive decentralized oxygen infrastructure will be needed.

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