HO2PE: Oxygen gives life – campaign resources

July 18, 2018 by PATH

Access to oxygen should not be a matter of location or luck. The HO2PE campaign aims to bring the issue of oxygen access to the forefront of discussions on newborn, child and maternal health. Help PATH increase awareness about the importance of oxygen treatment and its impact on saving precious breath and life around the world by utilizing the campaign resources below.

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Campaign communications toolkit (available via Dropbox)


Oxygen Gives Life

Oxygen treatment is essential for pregnant women and children with pneumonia, but oxygen supplies are not always accessible in low-resource settings. This infographic includes data on health burden and need, barriers to access, potential impact, and suggested advocacy actions to support the HO2PE campaign’s goal of increasing access to oxygen.

Advocate for Oxygen

Oxygen is listed on the World Health Organization’s Model List of Essential Medicines (EML) and EML for children. This infographic, aimed at advocates and decision-makers, describes the “what,” “where,” “how,” and “how much” behind oxygen programs, and urges countries to align national policies to prioritize oxygen therapy across the entire health system.


Oxygen is a matter of life and breath

Oxygen therapy could make the difference between life and death, especially for the most vulnerable—newborns, children, and pregnant mothers. Health advisors, practitioners and partners: be an advocate and elevate oxygen as a priority intervention and lifesaving treatment to country decision-makers.

Social media resources

Campaign graphics – Facebook and Instagram

Campaign graphics – Twitter

Social media animation


Fighting for breath: access to oxygen therapy should not be a matter of location or luck David C. Kaslow, PATH

Oxygen is a matter of life and breath: why is oxygen, an essential element of human life, so difficult to access and provide in some settings? PATH

Oxygen for the most vulnerable World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists

Breathing life into medical oxygen ahead of WHO committee decision Adam Lewis, Huffington Post