In March, 2020, WHO declared Covid-19 a pandemic.
30% of all hospitalised patients with the virus develop severe pneumonia and require mechanical ventilation.
JAMVENT was developed with the mission to make ventilators accessible and easy to manufacture, so that all people around the globe can be given an equal chance at survival.
800,000 ventilators are needed worldwide to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak. Without the sufficient equipment, 30% of those hospitalised will die from complications due to pneumonia. A ventilator gives critical patients time to fight the infection. This makes it a vital equipment in the fight against the virus.
Covid-19 has placed the medical supply chain under strain due to unprecedented demand for equipment. This leads to bottlenecks that limit the manufacturing of specialised components. As manufacturers are unable to meet the growing demand, there is a need for an easy-to-manufacture alternative that can be produced independently of the medical supply chain.
Standard equipment costs around £35,000 per ventilator. To meet the clinical need, governments are placing orders for limited amounts that would hardly meet the demand, while still placing a great financial burden. There is a need for a more accessible ventilator to give all people an equal chance of survival.