Hospitals throughout Belarus are facing a shortage of personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic, but communities are trying to help fill the gap. Minsk Hackerspace is a non-profit, all-volunteer DIY community in Minsk. On April 1, a group of engineers, makers, and healthcare professionals teamed up to leverage DIY manufacturing technology to support PPE production in the country.
The purpose is to select innovative proposals that use space and satellite technology. The finalist projects are about reduction of Covid-19 contagion, help for population in social vulnerability, psychological support for people in social isolation and reactivation of the economy.
Two Nigerian software engineers have been fixing ventilators for free at a hospital in northern Nigeria. William Gyang and Nura Jubril, who have experience doing electrical repairs, discovered that there were 40 faulty machines at the University of Jos teaching hospital. They have thus far fixed two and are now…
The competition targets the country’s engineers. Among the 130 projects submitted, the winning projects consist of the App Covid-19 Salud by Juana Orozco, the project Pro-Respirador Gertrude by Luis Alberto Soliz and a Disinfection Arc by Roberto Carlos Pacheco.
In Peru, a group of students from the School of Mechatronic Engineering of the National University of Trujillo (UNT) repairs an artificial respirator for hospitals. Hospital Regional Docente de Trujillo was one of the places to receive repaired respirators.
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