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The Breath of Life Foundation

A tax-exempt 501(c)(3), non-stock, non-profit organization
Established 2012

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URGENT MESSAGE

April 2020 – About 2 weeks ago, Dr. Charlotte Chiong, Dean of the UP College of Medicine called me up to inform me of the impending crisis in the Philippines due to COVID-19, the lack of medical supplies and equipment, particularly, ventilators. She asked if the OstreaVent ventilator could be used for adult patients. I told her that the OstreaVent was intended only for sick newborn infants and children up to 5 years of age. However, sensing the urgency of her voice and the situation, I informed her that we will work on modifying the OstreaVent so that it could also be used for adults. I therefore immediately convened a core team of medical and engineering experts for the task and we have been working feverishly on the project while racing with time. The project needs work and funds to reach its goal (prototype) and beyond (production). You could help us through your prayers and financial support. The need is great! Please help us help!                                                                                                 Enrique M. Ostrea, Jr., M.D

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The Breath of Life Foundation, Inc. which owns the OstreaVent, is a tax exempt, 501(c)(3), non-profit, non-stock organization and your donations are tax deductible. 

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Make a deposit to our Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) account

Account Name:
Breath of Life Foundation, Inc.
Checking Account Number:
3521-1072-18

COVID-19 IN THE PHILIPPINES

CONFIRMED CASES: 12,728

As of May 18, 2020 (provided by JHU CSSE)

ACTIVE CASES

RECOVERED

DEATHS

The Breath of Life Foundation is a non-stock, non-profit organization that was established in 2012 with a mission and vision to decrease neonatal and infant mortality and morbidity in the Philippines by providing ventilators (OstreaVent-OH) and other medical needs of newborn infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

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Breath of Life Foundation News

The following are postings regarding the OstreaVent Ventilator and our foundation

OstreaVent II Update

May 11, 2020 – Good news! For an update. I am happy to inform everyone, especially those who have generously given their time, financial support and prayers, that we are[…]

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COVID-19 URGENT MESSAGE

April 15, 2020 – About 2 weeks ago, Dean Charlotte Chiong, Dean of the UP College of Medicine called me up to inform me of the impending crisis in the[…]

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UPMASA supports development of Ventilator Prototype

March 30, 2020 – I am proud to announce that the Executive Committee of the UPMASA has agreed to provide financial support to the development of a prototype adult ventilator. This adult[…]

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Background

There is a high incidence of premature births in the Philippines especially among the indigent population. According to a 2012 report of the UNICEF, the Philippines ranks 8th among the top 10 countries in the world with the highest premature birth rate!

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Better it is, to light one candle, than to curse the darkness

OstreaVent Story

About 20 years ago, I was asked to make rounds in the nursery of a government hospital and in the course of my rounds, I noticed a 12 year old girl manually ventilating a premature infant with an inflatable bag. I asked the neonatologist on rounds with me, what the child was doing and she replied, “Sir, that is our ventilator!”

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A Gift That Keeps On Giving

The OstreaVent is a Philippine made invention that gives the sick, newborn infants a chance in life!

OSTREAVENT AT HOSPITALS

Photo album of the Ostreavent donated at the many NICUs in the Philippines

RECOGNIZING OUR DONATORS

Official list of Ostreavents donated at the many hospitals in the Philippines 

BECOME A DONATOR

How you or your organization can be an official donator of an OstreaVent

Somewhere in a distant, poor hospital in the province,
a sick infant lies on a bed without an incubator,
and only a lamp to give him heat.

An anxious and grateful father watches an OstreaVent
help his sick newborn infant to breathe. 
No more endless 
Ambu bagging for the infant to survive.

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For More Information

WEBSITE:
www.BreathOfLifeFoundation-Phil.org
www.OstreaVent.org

E-MAIL:
info@BreathOfLifeFoundaton-Phil.org

PHONE:
248-761-7324 (USA mobile)
0998-319-4358 (Philippines)
917-518-1612 (USA)

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URGENT MESSAGE

April 2020 – About 2 weeks ago, Dr. Charlotte Chiong, Dean of the UP College of Medicine called me up to inform me of the impending crisis in the Philippines due to COVID-19, the lack of medical supplies and equipment, particularly, ventilators. She asked if the OstreaVent ventilator could be used for adult patients. I told her that the OstreaVent was intended only for sick newborn infants and children up to 5 years of age. However, sensing the urgency of her voice and the situation, I informed her that we will work on modifying the OstreaVent so that it could also be used for adults. I therefore immediately convened a core team of medical and engineering experts for the task and we have been working feverishly on the project while racing with time. The project needs work and funds to reach its goal (prototype) and beyond (production). You could help us through your prayers and financial support. The need is great! Please help us help! -- Enrique M. Ostrea, Jr., M.D