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S- Band(Protective Face Shields)

We have developed and produce protective face shields locally in Nigeria to curb the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.

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Project Title: S-Band(Face Shields)

We are currently producing Face Shields in Nigeria to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

There is a global shortage in the production of these face shields due to the manufacturing and supply chain challenges.


What we have done:

We have produced 1000 S-Band(face shields) to be supplied to The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research(NIMR) in Lagos State Nigeria which currently has the highest count of COV1D-19 cases in the country.


When we started:

We started working on the project prototype last two weeks(March 26th).

During this week we completed production of our first 1000 face shields.


Problem Statement:

There is also a shortage of medical facilities in Lagos State and Nigeria at large to manage the Covid-19 pandemic.

This leaves most health practitioners and the general public exposed to the spreading corona-virus. The United States has responded to this by encouraging 3d printing of some medical parts like ventilator valves, N95 masks and the likes.

We have therefore started production of local but efficient alternatives to curb the spread of the virus.

Solution: 

We propose the local production of face shields that could be used by our health workers and the general public. These face shields reduce the chances of contracting the virus by: Acting as a barrier from the virus spreading from potentially infected persons when they cough or sneeze. Stopping people from repeatedly touching their faces Keeping health practitioners and first-responders safe when helping patients


Potential Impact: 

When worn with a face mask, our face shields reduce the risk of contracting the virus. This will increase our chances of slowing down the spread hence having a chance to attend to the many patients in need of vital care. Target Users: Health Practitioners General Public including Children in Nigeria.




What is the need are you focusing on?

Shortage of Face shields for health workers in Nigeria mostly in the hot zones like Lagos and Abuja during this pandemic.

What is the best example of business adaption you’ve seen in response to COVID-19?

The production of nose masks by The Assembly Hub in Nigeria to help reduce the spread of the virus.

What is your profession?

Mechanical Engineer

Where are you located (country)?

Nigeria

Where are you located (region)?

  • Western Africa

Which industry do you work in?

  • Manufacturing
  • Technology

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