7 episodes

"Take a Breath” is a series where we ask some of the amazing people who work within our FREO2 community to sit with us, take a breath and tell us their stories. We’ll hear all about the passions, heartaches, hopes and fears of our friends who dedicate their lives to bringing breath to others. 
In this current context of Covid-19 accessible oxygen supply is critical. A hypoxic child cannot survive 7 minutes without constant oxygen supply. That’s how quickly a baby’s life is lost and that’s why FREO2 have made it their mission to keep the oxygen flowing, even when the power cuts out

 


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    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

"Take a Breath” is a series where we ask some of the amazing people who work within our FREO2 community to sit with us, take a breath and tell us their stories. We’ll hear all about the passions, heartaches, hopes and fears of our friends who dedicate their lives to bringing breath to others. 
In this current context of Covid-19 accessible oxygen supply is critical. A hypoxic child cannot survive 7 minutes without constant oxygen supply. That’s how quickly a baby’s life is lost and that’s why FREO2 have made it their mission to keep the oxygen flowing, even when the power cuts out

 


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    Take a Breath with Mercy Kafotokoza

    Take a Breath with Mercy Kafotokoza

    This year, FREO2 has initiated a three-year Gender Equity Strategy, with the aim to improve health outcomes for women and girls in low-resource settings and make advances towards the UN goal of achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. In this season of Take a Breath with FREO2, we’ll be speaking with three incredible women from across Africa, who are working in healthcare and advocacy spaces to enhance the lives of girls and women. 
    In today's episode of Take a Breath with FREO2, our host Jennifer Hansen sits down with Mercy Kafotokoza, Executive Director of Wandikweza, a locally-led organisation in Malawi, determined to improve access to health care through training and empowering local community health workers to be on the ground and available to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable communities.

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    • 22 min
    Take a Breath with Rebeca Gyumi

    Take a Breath with Rebeca Gyumi

    This year, FREO2 has initiated a three-year Gender Equity Strategy, with the aim to improve health outcomes for women and girls in low-resource settings and make advances towards the UN goal of achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. In this season of Take a Breath with FREO2, we’ll be speaking with three incredible women from across Africa, who are working in healthcare and advocacy spaces to enhance the lives of girls and women. 
    In today's episode of Take a Breath with FREO2, our host Jennifer Hansen sits down with Rebeca Gyumi, Tanzanian Advocate, Founder & Executive Director at Msichana Initiative. Msichana Initiative is an NGO which seeks to ensure the right to education is equally guaranteed without discrimination through improving the lives of girls by enhancing access to education opportunities, strengthening child protection systems, facilitating access to menstrual hygiene products and facilities and promoting legal and policy reforms that envision the best interests of girls in Tanzania.

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    • 34 min
    Take a Breath with Umra Omar

    Take a Breath with Umra Omar

    This year, FREO2 has initiated a three-year Gender Equity Strategy, with the aim to improve health outcomes for women and girls in low-resource settings and make advances towards the UN goal of achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. In this season of Take a Breath with FREO2, we’ll be speaking with three incredible women from across Africa, who are working in healthcare and advocacy spaces to enhance the lives of girls and women. 
    In today's episode of Take a Breath with FREO2, our host Jennifer Hansen sits down with Umra Omar, humanitarian and founder of Safari Doctors, an organisation which provides locally-led healthcare solutions for remote communities who lack access to vital health services in Lamu County, Kenya.

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    • 30 min
    Listen to the critical role oxygen provision plays in neonatal care

    Listen to the critical role oxygen provision plays in neonatal care

    This week our host Helen Palmer talks to Madeline Vaughan, CEO of Adara Foundation. Madeline discusses her passion for neonatal healthcare and the challenges faced when providing our tiniest and most vulnerable humans with oxygen. Thank you to Jennifer Hansen for collaborating with us, Helen Palmer from Selfunlimited for hosting, Hugo Wood-Freeman for editing and Peter Cassimento for imagery
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    • 18 min
    Take A Breath collaborates with What I've Learnt for this episode

    Take A Breath collaborates with What I've Learnt for this episode

    Speaking from her home in New York City, Leith Greenslade is Co-Ordinator of the Every Breath Counts coalition and CEO of JustActions. Leith speaks to guest host Deborah Blashki-Marks of the What I’ve Learnt podcast to talk about the long-neglected issue of pneumonia and the oxygen access crises, spotlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    

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    • 23 min
    A passion for healthcare innovation - Sheillah Bagayana

    A passion for healthcare innovation - Sheillah Bagayana

    This week our host Helen Palmer talks to Sheillah Bagayana, Manager of  FREO2 Uganda. Sheillah discusses her passion for working in healthcare innovation. Thank you to Jennifer Hansen for collaborating with us, Helen Palmer from Selfunlimited for hosting, Hugo Wood-Freeman for editing and Peter Cassimento for imagery.


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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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Listener_97 ,

Interesting & Informative

Great podcast and interesting interview guests! 👍

Podcaster 2 ,

Excellent Podcast

Excellent podcast! Great stories and very relevant highlighting the need for focus on providing everyone with access to oxygen.

broomhilda223 ,

Fantastic

Really good podcast guys weldon !