Around 1 billion school age children are today in multidimensional poverty. Polluted air and the Covid-19 pandemic have made their breaths precarious. They need our help.
We are committed to improving the lives of school age children by improving the air they breathe using the most advanced and technological innovation.
Next Breath operates exclusively for charitable, benevolent, and educational purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The purposes of this corporation include promoting global health and hygiene through education, advocacy, and in particular, fostering access to protection against respiratory disease for school-age children and their learning environments around the word, by providing technology, information and resources to address respiratory airway hygiene, and fundraising and making grants consistent with the corporation’s charitable mission.
The COVID-19 pandemic has generated unprecedented attention, research and investment towards the hygienic management of contaminated air to maintain human respiratory health. This two-day conference, a collaboration between the World Frontiers Forum, and Next Breath, aims to highlight advances in air quality control, disease detection and basic human hygiene made in response to the pandemic, to assess impact, and to explore ramifications for reducing future risks of respiratory disease, today the principal cause of human death in low-income countries and exacerbated by climate change. The conference will host international scientists, healthcare leaders, policy makers, and philanthropists.
The clinical research of Dr. Liz Carol George MD at the Bangalore Baptist Hospital during the worst days of the COVID-19 pandemic points to the benefits of natural salt delivery to the upper airways for respiratory hygiene. Next Breath is charitably supporting a double blinded random control study of airway hygiene led by Dr George in late 2021 among school age children and their family to assess the respiratory health benefits of daily airway hygiene. The pilot study is also a context for Next Breath to explore how learning programs in participating schools can help children around the world better understand the importance of the air they breathe contributing to the best possible respiratory health outcomes. Dr George oversees health of the DJ Halli slum in Bangalore. It is ultimately vulnerable communities like these where Next Breath aims to bring clean air by translating understanding into action at the frontier of science.
The Next Breath Global Climate Classroom is focused on our earth and the challenges that face our planet. At Next Breath, we are especially focused on the air that surrounds us. Clean air is one of the fundamental tools that sustains all life, it belongs to all and is something that we all share. Air has no borders and there are little means to control how it comes and goes. Pollution that is created in one place will have an impact far beyond its origin. Today poor air quality is the leading cause of death in developing countries. We know that we need to change human activity towards achieving a productive and sustainable impact on the planet earth. To succeed in doing this we need to learn to better live alongside and within the context of nature. The climate classroom is helping to engage students from around the world as agents of change. As air belongs to all it will be by working together that we will find and support ways to ensure that what we breath is clean and healthy.