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.
Imosys Face Shield Donations:
iMoSyS donated around 1322 Faceshields to various government primary schools across Malawi during the Covid 19 pandemic. This aided a large number of students who were unable to attend classes due to lack of masks.
In collaboration with MAICC, IMOSYS donated 3000 Face Shield to front line workers at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre and Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe. This was of great assistance to the Government hospitals who were struggling with shortage of PPE.
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.
With the help of a grant from SIPS, iMoSyS was able to expand its face shield manufacturing capacity in order to meet increased demand due to the pandemic, as well as train additional people, particularly youngsters, in digital design and fabrication technologies. Over 30 university graduates were hired as a result of their training in diverse industrial processes.
FACE SHIELDS MANUFACTURED LOCALLY
FACE SHIELDS DONATED TO HEALTH WORKERS AND PRIMARY SCHOOL LEARNERS