2021
2021

President Bill Clinton to moderate discussion with experts on need for equitable global access to medical oxygen  

For Immediate Release: March 3, 2021

CONTACT:
Regan Lachapelle, CHAI, rlachapelle@clintonhealthaccess.org
Tom Keeble, MCRI, tom.keeble@mcri.edu.au

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

On March 11, 2021, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) will hold a virtual event moderated by President Bill Clinton, founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, to discuss the urgent need to expand global access to medical oxygen.

The conversation with Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control, and Ms. Joy Phumaphi, former Botswana Minister of Health and co-Chair of the United Nations Secretary General’s Independent Accountability Panel for Women, Children, and Adolescent Health, will discuss the importance of oxygen in saving lives, how the COVID-19 pandemic is widening gaps in access, and steps that can be taken to ensure that oxygen is sustainably available in low- and middle-income countries.

WHAT: A virtual conversation about the critical and urgent need to sustainably and equitably increase access to medical oxygen in low- and middle-income countries

WHEN: Thursday, March 11, 11:00 am EST

WHERE: markham.live/oxygen/  [Site will be live day of event]

VIRTUAL PANEL PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE:

  • President Bill Clinton, Founder, Clinton Foundation, 42nd President of the United States
  • Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health
  • Dr. John Nkengasong, Director, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Ms. Joy Phumaphi, former Botswana Minister of Health and co-Chair of the United Nations Secretary General’s Independent Accountability Panel for Women, Children, and Adolescent Health

CHAI and MCRI are finalists in the MacArthur Foundation’s “100 and Change” competition for their work on expanding sustainable access to medical oxygen in Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda.

Investing In Oxygen virtual discussion promotional card which includes the title of the talk and photos of the moderator and panelists. The graphic is dark blue and soft yellow.

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About the Clinton Health Access Initiative:

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries. We work with our partners to strengthen the capabilities of governments and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. Learn more about our oxygen program.

About the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI):

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is the largest child health research institute in Australia. Our work is united around a single purpose – we want all children to live a healthy, fulfilled life.