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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has promoted unprecedented global investment and attention to the hygienic management of contaminated air to maintain human respiratory health. This two-day conference, a collaboration between the World Frontiers Forum, the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation (SIGHT), 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.