Masimo Foundation co-founds oxygen initiative
IRVINE, Calif. – The Masimo Foundation has co-founded the United for Oxygen Alliance as part of a Clinton Global Initiative. The alliance seeks to expand access to medical oxygen and pulse oximetry for women and children in Ethiopia, where 60,000 babies die in their first month and 30,000 children die of pneumonia due to lack of access to medical oxygen. “This cannot be overstated: regardless of where you live or where you were born, you deserve access to quality healthcare—including the life-saving benefits of reliable pulse oximetry and oxygen therapy,” said Joe Kiani, founder and CEO of Masimo. Other members in the partnership include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the United Nations, UNICEF and USAID.