Every Step Counts… because Every Breath Counts

Every day extraordinary leaders are fighting COVID-19 and pneumonia in low- and middle-income countries.

Every Step we take to fight COVID-19 brings us closer to ending respiratory illnesses like pneumonia.

#EveryStepCounts because #EveryBreathCounts

Increasing oxygen access in Madhya Pradesh, India

Dr Manish Singh, Deputy Director of Child Health, from the National Health Mission in Madhya Pradesh in India, is determined to beat COVID19 and pneumonia by working with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) to increase access to lifesaving oxygen. 97% of children diagnosed with hypoxemia in hospitals in Madhya Pradesh now receive oxygen.

#EveryStepCounts because #EveryBreathCounts

Oxygen delivered through a plastic bottle
Dr. Mohammod Jobayer Chisti, senior scientist and ICU clinical lead, from the Dakar hospital of icddr_b in Bangladesh – is determined to beat #COVID19 by adapting the innovative bubble #CPAP – associated with 75% reduction in child pneumonia deaths – for COVID-19 patients.

#EveryStepCounts because #EveryBreathCounts

Fighting COVID-19 in conflict areas

Soro Boukary, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is determined to defeat COVID-19 in eastern Burkina Faso – by establishing treatment centres, increasing community awareness, training health workers and continuing with vaccination campaigns.

Every step we take to fight COVID-19 brings us closer to ending deaths from respiratory illnesses like pneumonia.

A breath of Life
Sheillah Bagayana, Uganda manager, FREO2 Foundation, is determined to beat COVID-19 by increasing access to life-saving oxygen in health facilities in Uganda.

Every step we take to fight COVID-19 brings us closer to ending deaths from respiratory illnesses like pneumonia.

Increasing oxygen access in Northern Nigeria

Dr Adamu Isah, Chief of Party, INSPIRING Project, Save the Children explains how he is determined to defeat COVID-19 and childhood pneumonia by increasing access to medical oxygen therapy in northern Nigeria.

Every step we take to fight COVID-19 brings us closer to ending deaths from respiratory illnesses like pneumonia.

Unlocking access to COVID-19 commodities in Africa
Fatoumata Ba, founder of Janngo in Africa, is determined to beat Covid-19 by joining forces with the African Union Special Envoy, Strive Masiyiwa, to build the Africa Medical Supplies Platform – unlocking access to critical COVID-19 commodities to African countries. This includes many technologies that are needed to reduce pneumonia deaths for the long term.

A low-cost, high-impact approach to saving lives
Dr. Masooma Aqeel, from the Aga Khan University in Pakistan, is determined to defeat COVID-19 by increasing the awareness of low-cost, high-impact techniques – such as the use of ‘awake’ or ‘conscious proning’, which significantly reduces the need for expensive therapies like ventilators in low-resource countries.

A simple solution for saving precious lives.

Saving lives – one breath at a time
Steve Adudans from Hewatele, a social enterprise in Kenya, is determined to defeat Covid-19 by supporting the Kenyan government to optimise medical oxygen generation to ensure availability of oxygen at health facilities at all levels of care.

Every step we take to fight COVID-19 gets us closer to ending other respiratory diseases like pneumonia.

Defeating COVID-19 by providing affordable hand sanitiser
Dr. Santorino Data from Mbarara University and Country Manager of CAMTech Uganda is determined to defeat COVID-19 by providing affordable hand sanitiser, Sanidrop.

Every step we take to fight COVID-19 brings us closer to fighting diseases like pneumonia.

Lifebox defeating COVID-19 in Ethiopia and around the world
Senait Bitew, a nurse and working for Lifebox in Ethiopia, explains how Lifebox is defeating COVID-19 and pneumonia by providing pulse oximeters and improving infection control in Ethiopia and around the world.

WAVA and public education in Nigeria
Dr Chizoba Wonodi from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and founder of Women Advocates for Vaccine Access, WAVA, explains how WAVA is educating the public in Nigeria on ways to prevent COVID-19 and distributing food to vulnerable families in communities suffering from the impact of lockdown.

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