OpenO2 is a Global Health Informatics Institute Initiative with the vision to see a significant proportion of broken concentrators restored to working condition and maintainable in a sustainable way to continue to provide life-saving oxygen.
Mission is to provide public and private organizations in low-income countries with access to resources including repair manuals, training materials and replacement parts for obsolete models of concentrators, some of which have been developed under an open source design framework and can be made using locally available materials.
The organization has two mobile workshops that are used to visit hospitals and repair oxygen concentrators. December 3rd, 2021, the OpenO2-Mobile has so far repaired 649 oxygen concentrators servicing 58 hospitals, making another 657,86 cubic meters of oxygen available - enough to support 4,607 adult patients or up to 34,553 babies with a continuous flow of oxygen for one week. It would cost about $US7,739,830 to buy this much oxygen in Malawi right now. Our total cost for the repairs is roughly $US96,000.