One month after Villgro Kenya awarded Simbona Africa $15,000 for their locally assembled UVC Room Sterilizer, the company has made significant progress in delivering the automated room sterilizers to hospitals in Ethiopia.
The device, which is fitted with UVC lamps (8 watts) that emit high intensity ultraviolet light, is able to kill microorganisms and pathogens found on surfaces in a room, including COVID-19.
Simbona Africa has delivered four machines to Jimma Medical Centre which is an isolation centre for COVID-19 patients. The machines are used to disinfect their wards, kitchen and ambulances which they use to transfer patients.
Simbona Africa has also received over 30 orders from individuals, hospitals and governmental offices, including Hosanna Hospital, which purchased a machine for their wards and departments..
The automated UV room sterilizer was shortlisted among ten COVID-19 interventions for the Ethiopian Ministry of Innovation and Technology Call for COVID-19 Innovations.