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South Africa Produces Its First Ventilators To Fight COVID-19

South Africa Produces Its First Ventilators To Fight COVID-19

The first of thousands of South African-designed ventilators rolled off a Cape Town assembly line on Friday, responding to requests from hospitals needing them for severe COVID-19 cases but unable to get them on global markets, officials said. Poorly resourced hospitals across Africa, which is nearing a million cases of COVID-19 — more than half […]

With Bike Chains And Car Parts, Afghan Girls Build Ventilators

With Bike Chains And Car Parts, Afghan Girls Build Ventilators

With pliers in hand, a group of Afghan girls fashion make-do ventilators from car parts, bike chains and machine sensors, an imperfect solution to the country’s looming coronavirus crisis. The five teens, who live in Herat near the border with Iran, are part of the Afghan Girls Robotics Team: an initiative that teaches schoolgirls programming […]