HEALTH - PROJECT COVID-19

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PROJECT COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic arrived late in Africa. Given the devastation it caused in Europe and the Americas; it is easy to imagine how worse it can be in developing countries, such as Ethiopia. The local government agencies have been preparing to slow down the spread of the virus, especially regarding people working on the front lines, such as the health care workers, who need the most protection. Wonfel Aid Inc anticipated the risk and reacted early, and initiated a joint task force with the local government to perform a knowledge and resource gap assessment, and identified key capabilities that it can muster within its supporters. 

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Wonfel team identified an innovative and efficient way of delivering personal protective equipment: by providing local talent what they critically need and letting them produce it locally. To this effect, Wonfel AID Inc has shipped several 3D printers and supplies, leading to successfully printed face shields then supplied to local nurses and doctors.

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Wonfel team identified an innovative and efficient way of delivering personal protective equipment: by providing local talent what they critically need and letting them produce it locally. To this effect, Wonfel AID Inc has shipped several 3D printers and supplies, leading to successfully printed face shields then supplied to local nurses and doctors. Manufacturing face shields locally using 3D printers overcome the logistical challenge of shipping from the USA or other countries, promoting local innovation and self-reliance. For a cost of less than $400 USD, a single 3D printer and supplies could manufacture enough face shields for 1,000 health care workers.

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Wonfel coordinated virtual training and experience sharing sessions between health care professionals in the USA and those in Ethiopia.

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