According to UNICEF and CHAI, Sub-Saharan Africa lacks the infrastructure to manage respiratory conditions across age groups. Nigeria has the highest global, under-five pneumonia mortality rate, recording 443 daily deaths, with less than 25% of hospitals having end-to-end solutions for patients. Nine in 10 Nigerians also cover healthcare costs out-of-pocket.
HealthPort is a health tech startup improving access to medical care by addressing critical touchpoints in the care spectrum. The patient-centric Oxygen as a Service solution gives hospitals access to reliable medical oxygen at affordable costs to the patients using the 02 Cube, a solar-powered Micro PSA Plant.
Using multifaceted health system integration, the solution targets infrastructure readiness, knowledge gap, and cost barriers to improve oxygen access in Sub-Saharan Africa. Partner hospitals can access critical medical resources that significantly reduce oxygen-related mortality while improving clinician productivity and patient outcomes with strategic partnerships, local upskilling, and innovative cost models.
An estimated 28,000 patients are accessing oxygen every year as a result of the solution.
The market opportunity is small to mid-size hospitals in rural and peri-urban areas of Sub-Saharan Africa– a market segment of $72 billion USD. These facilities lack adequate medical infrastructure and offer maternity/pediatric services, thus reaching a higher-risk population who usually cannot afford medical care.
LeanMed LLC: A medical device company working with Oxygen as a Service to develop an enhanced Micro PSA Plant - (02 Cube 2.0) for use in LMICs.
Oxygen for Life: A nonprofit organization in Nigeria working to develop the local capacity of technicians and clinicians for Oxygen as a Service.
Every Breath Counts: A global advocacy group for respiratory illness management and accessible medical oxygen.
Oxygen as a Service seeks:
Expertise in market / product expansion