Impact

Our vision is that every child who needs oxygen will receive it – no matter where they live. We continually evaluate our activities to make sure we are heading the right direction and drive us to do even better. Here is a snapshot of our progress so far.

Numbers

12 = number of hospitals we have partnered with.4 = number of states in Nigeria we work.

>22,000 = number of children and newborns who have had pulse oximetry performed using our systems.

>5,000 = number of children and newborns who have received oxygen from our systems.

>7,500 = litres of oxygen delivered to children via our systems.

13

number of hospitals we have partnered with.

4

number of states in Nigeria we work.

>33,000

number of children and newborns who have had pulse oximetry performed using our systems.

>9,000

number of children and newborns who have received oxygen from our systems.

>45 million

litres of oxygen delivered to children via our systems.

Testimonials

Here’s what others are saying about our work:

“Oxygen was one of our biggest headaches. Now we can provide oxygen to every child who needs it without worry.” Hospital Administrator

“We used to have arguments with the technicians over oxygen, and children who needed oxygen would not receive it. Now we are happy. Every child who needs oxygen will receive it.” Hospital Nurse

“The training helped a lot. The team they were fully on ground for days. You know, training, you know. With patients. It was…like a workshop, there was feedback, everybody was contributing. It is not a lecture that someone is delivering and saying ‘do it like this oh’. It was like a question and answer in a circle, and everybody was contributing, and people were happy, and people were seeing the logic. They saw pictures, they saw illustrated diagrams. We saw the machines live, how they will work… So it was exciting, we were eager to see the results that we would get from this project.” Hospital Doctor

Published papers and reports

We believe in honestly evaluating our own activities, and sharing what we are learning through open-access reports and publications, so that others can also benefit. Here are some of our contributions to the science and practice of oxygen therapy. All our reports are available free of charge through Open Access Creative Commons.

  • Graham HR, Bakare AA, et al. Oxygen systems to improve clinical care and outcomes for children and neonates: a stepped-wedge cluster-randomised trial in Nigeria. PLoS Medicine 2019;16(11): e1002951. Link to article
  • Bakare AA, Graham HR, et al. Providing oxygen to children and newborns: a multi-faceted technical and clinical assessment of oxygen access and oxygen use in secondary-level hospitals in southwest Nigeria. International Health 2019. doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihz009. Link to article
  • Graham HR, Bakare AA, et al. Hypoxaemia in hospitalised children and neonates: a prospective cohort study in Nigerian secondary-level hospitals. EClinicalMedicine 2019;16,p51-63. Link to article
  • Graham HR, Bakare AA, Gray A, et al. Adoption of paediatric and neonatal pulse oximetry by 12 hospitals in Nigeria: a mixed-methods realist evaluation. BMJ global health 2018;3:e000812. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2018-000812. Link to article
  • Graham H, Tosif S, Gray A, et al. Providing oxygen to children in hospitals: a realist review. Bull World Health Organ 2017;95(4):288-302. doi: 10.2471/blt.16.186676. Link to article
  • Graham HR, Ayede AI, Bakare AA, et al. Improving oxygen therapy for children and neonates in secondary hospitals in Nigeria: study protocol for a stepped-wedge cluster randomised trial. Trials 2017;18(1):502. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-2241-8. Link to article
  • Duke T, Graham H, Peel D, et al. Solar powered health care. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2016;20(5):572-3. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.16.0210. Link to article
  • Duke T, Hwaihwanje I, Kaupa M, et al. Solar powered oxygen systems in remote health centers in Papua New Guinea: a large scale implementation effectiveness trial. Journal of global health 2017;7(1) doi: 10.7189/jogh.07.010411. Link to article
  • Graham H, Ayede AI, Bakare A, et al. Oxygen for children and newborns in non-tertiary hospitals in South-west Nigeria: A needs-assessment. Afr J Med Med Sci 2016(45). Link to article
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