Care for patients
With 1.8 million patients and 15,000 hospitals served worldwide, Air Liquide is a major player in the healthcare sector. Working alongside patients, professionals and hospitals, we aim to improve patients’ quality of life and contribute to a more efficient health system. Our employees’ mobilization during the Covid crisis has shown we can take on increasing responsibility in this area.
Improving the quality of life of chronic patients at home in mature economies
In Home Healthcare, Air Liquide takes care of patients with chronic conditions, such as respiratory diseases and diabetes. Working with healthcare professionals and caregivers, we are committed to improving patients’ quality of life by raising disease awareness, educating and empowering patients, identifying the outcomes that matter most to them, and personalizing services to their conditions and lifestyles.
Facilitating access to medical oxygen for rural communities in low- and middle-income countries
Medical oxygen is critical for notably treating pneumonia, which claims the lives of more than 800,000 children under five years old every year in the world1. Yet wide gaps in access remain in most low- and middle-income countries. To help reduce child mortality, Air Liquide is expanding its partnerships with NGOs2 to provide medical oxygen across those countries and open up access to their inhabitants.
Equipping with oxygen primary care facilities in villages and bringing our expertise to support local communities
Expanding partnerships with NGOs
In partnership with an international development organization, Access Oxygen deployed an initiative in Senegal to facilitate access to oxygen and thus help reduce infant mortality from pneumonia. As part of this program, Access Oxygen has equipped 64 rural health facilities in 3 districts of the country (Popenguine, Medina Yoro Foulah and Kolda). The Access Oxygen program also helped respond to the covid-19 pandemic crisis in Senegal.
2. Non-governmental organizations.