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Published 23.06.2020 08:43
In Mexico, the Mexican Social Security Institute offers courses on Covid-19 prevention.
The courses are free and virtual. There are several classes, for example, basic care for prevention and recommendations for a healthy return to work.
Published 01.06.2020 15:42
In Uruguay, the University of the Republic of Uruguay teaches how to make a mask at home.
The university created a website called “Te Cuido” (meaning “I Care You”) offering a one-minute video tutorial. In addition to teaching how to make the fabric mask, it shows information about the importance of using masks to prevent Covid-19 and how to use them correctly.
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Published 27.05.2020 14:07
In Somalia, comedians are using broomsticks as props to illustrate social distancing.
Abdiqani Iskufilan and Abdirahman Heelo are using comedy to educate Somalians about social distancing. The two have produced video clips illustrating the acceptable distance to maintain to avoid infection. The duo walks around with a broomstick to ensure that no one breaches the acceptable social distance. They also encourage hand…
Published 10.05.2020 19:16
In Sierra Leone, the minister of education uses Youtube to explain scientific concepts with simple words in krio language.
The minister, Dr David Moinina Sengeh (“Moi”), who studied biomedical engineering at Harvard University, launched the series of videos: “Moi Minute with Dr David Moinina Sengeh” to explain in Sierra Leonean Creole simple questions such us: what is it a virus, what are the symptoms of coronavirus or the differences…
Published 26.04.2020 12:11
In Botswana, the Botswana International University of Science and Technology is in the process of disinfecting public open spaces using sprayer drones.
The drones carry 1.5 litres of 0.5% sodium hypochlorite that can disinfect an air volume of around 3,000 cubic meters, that is, a land area of 600 metres squared at the height of five metres, or a land area of 300 square metres at a height of 10 metres. The…
Published 26.04.2020 11:28
In El Salavador, Francisco Gavidia University created a respirator model at its nanotechnology laboratory.
The engineers on this university used a 3D printer to make a device which can replace the manual pressure by an automatic movement. The engine presses an oxygen bag to assist the patient with Covid-19. The university will still improve the respirator to make it more complete.
Published 26.04.2020 11:09
Spanish Mathematics Committee launched an initiative to predict the pandemic.
The aim of the initiative, called Mathematical Action against Coronavirus, is to propose medium and long-term studies in relation to the health crisis. They are collecting collaborations from the mathematicians community, promoting discussion in the community and establishing a committee of experts to report conclusions and suggestions to the authorities.
Published 26.04.2020 11:06
In Brazil, the University of São Paulo created an artificial respirator.
The project, called “INSPIRE”, uses national technology and components available in Brazil. The aim is to supply the lack of mechanical ventilator in the country. They were designed with national technology, they can be manufactured quickly and they are inexpensive. In one week, 500 respirators can be produced. This is…

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