In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, iMoSyS mobilized its resources and began the digital fabrication of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the form of face shields using laser cutting technology for donation to frontline health workers. This was done in line with our commitment to using innovation to provide solutions with a social impact.
Our partners in the fight against COVID-19 include:
Malawi Agriculture and Industrial Investments Corporation (MAIIC) supported iMoSyS in making the first donation of face shields to health workers at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre. MAIIC's support represents both the public and private sector's confidence in young innovators in the country and their abilities to manufacture locally at a time when imports cannot be relied upon and our unique circumstances demand creativity and resourcefulness.
In 2020, iMoSyS became a beneficiary of SADC’s Support to Industrialisation and the Productive Sectors (SIPS) joint action programme to support private sector participation in regional pharmaceutical and medical value chains. SIPS is a SADC programme supported by the European Union (EU) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development to facilitate expansion of regional value chains and promote dialogue between the private and public sectors.
A grant from SIPS allowed iMoSyS to increase face shield manufacturing capacity to meet demand due to the pandemic and to equip more individuals, youths in particular, with skills in digital design and fabrication technologies.