Proudly made in Malawi: Poly designs low-cost coronavirus materials like ventilators, face-mask

Polytechnic’s Faculties of Engineering and Applied Sciences department has come up with low-cost materials and equipment which could be used as preventing measures in the fight against the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

Malawian first engineering professer Kululanga : Through research we came up with the innovative ideas.
Poly move swiftly to head off coronavirus spread

The materials include; low-cost ventilators to be used in  hospitals, 3D printable reusable face masks, a drone which could be used to transfer blood samples and other testing facilities from the rural areas, plastic face shields for safety of medical practitioners, hand sanitizers which meets the World Health Organization standard and leg operated water dispensers for easy and safe hand washing.

The polytechnic has come up with the life saving materials and equipment in collaboration with Design Studios.

Speaking during the unveiling ceremony, the Principal, Professor Grant Kululanga explained that as an institution which aims at providing solutions to the community, they formed  a Covid-19 task force, which,  through research came up with the innovative ideas.

“The next step is to protype them, scale them up and start producing in large quantities so that they should be accessible to the general public and hospitals.” Kululanga said.

The projects were performed by students from different departments of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Later each member of these teams presented their products and demonstrated on how they operate.

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Lazy Bones
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Lazy Bones

Tatapani 157 billion yo and help this project. All what we hear is the Ministers working flat out to get allowances not to help fight this deadly virus. Until now our frontline do not have PPE. Mhango is busy trying to look as if he is doing anything. The President is in the palace kaya doing what, only God knows. The reason this govt keep making laughable mistakes is because of dyela. This is not the time for business as usual. Tame ur filthy fingers and work to fight this corona virus. You can do this if u consult ,… Read more »

APhirir
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That’s the professor coming up with solutions not money motivated pigs and you will
see they won,t support him for sake of collaborating with Indians so they can get a cut instead of supporting our fellow blackman regardless of tribe.

cinangwa bho
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cinangwa bho

mmenemo aku mpanda anazatenga ventilator ku ICU ku QECH yomwe imagwila nchito kukaika ku sanjika. nanga 7 zija???
kuteloko kuonetsa kuti io sangalole kufa koma ife its ok kuti tingofa basi.
mwagwidwaso

Dr. Mvuma
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Dr. Mvuma

Great stuff. That is the value of a Higher learning institutions adds to the society. It is now up to the government to ensure these innovative ideas are scaled-up. Well done Poly. You make us proud as Scientists and Engineers. May our God reward you and make these innovations realized.

#Better MW
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#Better MW

Good job!!!

Thank you!

Mpakateni
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Is this face mask going to be pre-tested or its a final product? Good initiative Poly, but you can do better.

Kalulu Wadwala
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These people deserve to be called Malawians. Patriot not evil money hungry. God bless you Prof and your team.

Madubeko Hlezipe
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Madubeko Hlezipe

so we can do thing eti? nde kuti timachitila dala kumapanga zinthu tokha kapena sitimafuna?

cinangwa bho
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cinangwa bho

we are brain washed, za azungu zokha nde zolongosoka.
ulesi,ugogodi,umbombo unatikulila.
wina angalemere.kaduka

Chembwiye
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Chembwiye

Bravo Poly, keep it up

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