Strengthening Oxygen Systems in Asia and the Pacific: Guidance Note

Publication | November 2022

This guidance note provides a comprehensive overview of medical oxygen production, distribution, and use in Asia and the Pacific region, and explores how to improve systems over the medium and long term.

  • US$26.00 (paperback)

It explains why surges in medical oxygen demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated deficiencies in oxygen systems. It highlights how greater coordination among stakeholders to plan and procure oxygen on a larger scale, improve equipment, and better train staff can dramatically benefit health systems and improve patient care.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction and Purpose
  • Impact and Urgency of Improving Oxygen Systems
  • Key Features of Oxygen Systems
  • Clinical Use of Oxygen and Pulse Oximetry
  • Oxygen Production, Storage, and Distribution

Additional Details

  • Health
  • Emerging diseases
  • COVID-19
  • Health system development
  • 72
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TIM220490-2
  • 978-92-9269-792-1 (print)
  • 978-92-9269-793-8 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9269-794-5 (ebook)

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