Hospitals should be places of healing, but for many in the developing work, they are places of tragedy because of a simple missing element: oxygen. Children are dying unnecessarily because of a lack of oxygen, and yet the problem is entirely solvable explains Bernard Olayo. Bernard Olayo is a public health specialist and entrepreneur from Kenya.

He is the founder of the Center for Public Health and Development, a nonprofit that has designed and developed two social enterprises: MediQuip Global, which offers biomedical equipment repair and maintenance solutions, and Hewa Tele, a public-private venture delivering affordable oxygen in remote areas. Olayo has over 14 years of experience managing complex public health programs in resource-limited settings in 15 countries across the globe. He is also a technical team member on several World Bank projects, primarily as a technical advisor to a number of ministries of health.