May 27

How the Gates Foundation and Seattle Nonprofit Path Are Helping Get Oxygen to India

By Bryan Corliss

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has teamed with two Chicago financial groups to channel $5.5 million into efforts by Seattle-based nonprofit PATH to bring more oxygen to COVID-19 patients in India.

“Lack of access to medical oxygen is one of the defining health challenges of our age,” said Chris Elias, president of global development at the Gates Foundation. “As we are now seeing in India, the consequences can be dire.”

PATH is working with officials in 10 Indian states to help identify sources of oxygen for hospitals. PATH teams also are helping agencies identify how much oxygen local hospitals have on hand, and how much they’re going to need.

Photo courtesy of Adam Nieścioruk.

Source: GeekWire (link opens in a new window)

Coronavirus, Health Care, Technology
nonprofits, SDGs