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BIUST Response to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, BIUST has joined hands with the Government of Botswana in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 by undertaking the following projects:

DEVELOPMENT OF DASHBOARD

Through a collaboration with iThemba LABS, and Wits University, a dashboard for visualizing COVID-19 pandemic in Botswana has been developed. It gives a detailed analysis of corona virus using maps, diagrams, graphs and pie chart.

DISIGNING OF SANITIZER DISPENSERS

Sanitizer’s dispensers were designed and manufactured to be used in public areas such as, hospitals, clinics and kgotla.

DRONE PROJECTS

The aim of the project is to disinfect the air of open public spaces in the time of COVID-19 pandemic. The air disinfection by drone is intended to work in collaboration with manual disinfection by humans that targets ground surfaces. In addition , the drones are to be used for delivery of medicines. Drone sprayer is developed by Simulation, Machine Learning and Technopreneurship Laboratory (SMaRT Lab) .

PRODUCTION OF SANITIZERS

The Production and provision of sanitizers to the community of Palapye and surrounding villages is project undertaken in collaboration with Morupule Coal Mine (MCM).The sanitizers are produced according to World Health Organisation (WHO) Standards and Botswana Bureau of Standards Specifications on Hand Sanitizers.

PRODUCTION OF SOAP

BIUST has partnered with the Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) for provision of much needed production equipment to ensure sufficient production of the BIUST Bathing Soap and Liquid Soap for the national market. The bar soap was tested by Botswana Medical Regulatory Authority and it is safe for use for general bathing purpose.

Drone Projects

Sanitizer Dispensers

Dashboard Development