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Pioneering oxygen agreements: Reflections on a new era in medical oxygen

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With the news that Air Liquide and Linde have entered into unprecedented agreements to provide increased access to medical oxygen in low and middle-income countries, a major milestone is achieved both in the fight against Covid-19 (coronavirus) and in the gases industry.

The agreements come after months intense engagement with the world’s major oxygen suppliers by the Covid-19 Oxygen Emergency Taskforce, a group of partners led by Unitaid and Wellcome under the ACT-Accelerator Therapeutics pillar.

The taskforce includes the WHO and the biomedical consortium it coordinates, as well as Unicef, The Global Fund, the World Bank, UNOPS, the Every Breath Counts coalition, CHAI, PATH, Save the Children, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Access to Medicine Foundation.

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