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Course Overview

The Oxygen System Planning Tool (OSPT) is an Excel-based, customizable tool that can be used to plan oxygen delivery systems from source to patient. This tool can be used to support high-level healthcare budgeting and planning needs related to oxygen. The core aims of the tool are to provide: 

(1) Estimated oxygen demand and recommendations for the oxygen infrastructure required to meet that need; 

(2) Scenario comparisons to support rational decision-making for procurement of equipment; 

(3) User confidence to communicate oxygen planning and procurement needs.

Learning Objectives

After completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize UNICEF's role in oxygen therapy;
  • Understand the various forms of oxygen sources and key corresponding medical devices;
  • Plan a hypothetical scenario of oxygen demand estimation and equipment supply with the Oxygen System Planning Tool;
  • Identify key information needed for data collection to run the Oxygen System Planning Tool;
  • Manage the outputs of the Oxygen System Planning Tool to support further procurement of equipment with financial, geographic and infrastructure considerations.


  • Ministry of Health and Finance Officials
  • UNICEF Supply Community (Regional Office, Country Office and Supply Division)
  • UNICEF Health staff
  • UNICEF partners in oxygen planning (NGOs, corporate, consultants)
  • Biomedical engineers 


Approximately 1.5 hours, however, you will be able to save your progress and return later.

Contact details

For further information please contact

For AGORA technical issues and support: UNICEF staff to report an IT issue through the Service Gateway portal; for guest users, please address to