Medical oxygen is a lifesaving, essential medicine. Access to it is vital for treating patients at all levels of the health system, during both routine and emergency care. The COVID-19 pandemic caused surges in demand for oxygen, resulting in critical shortages, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Even in the absence of a pandemic, health care facilities need medical oxygen to treat newborns, children with severe pneumonia, people with chronic and infectious conditions, and patients requiring surgery.
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In 2021, FHI 360 committed an estimated US$85 million over five years to support the goals of Family Planning 2030 (FP2030), a global movement dedicated to advancing the rights of people everywhere to access reproductive health services safely and on their own terms. As this effort advances, together we must reflect on the question: What is the future of family planning?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and chronic lung diseases, are responsible for more global deaths every year than all other causes combined. Our new, interactive NCD quiz is a great way for you to test your own knowledge and learn more about how these chronic conditions can affect those living in low- and middle-income countries, as well as how FHI360 is providing solutions.