Opinions & Features April 26, 2020 at 04:00 pm

These African geniuses are saving the continent with their amazing inventions during COVID-19

Mohammed Awal April 26, 2020 at 04:00 pm

April 26, 2020 at 04:00 pm | Opinions & Features

Image credit: Ahmad Bello University

Usman Dalhatu

Usman Dalhatu is a level 200 mechanical engineering student at the Ahmadu Bello University in Northern Nigeria.

In partnership with other Nigerian innovators, Dalhatu, 20, built a local ventilator, which he has now transformed into a portable exceptional ultra-modern E-vent automatic ventilator. Dalhatu named the equipment RESPIRE-19.

According to estimates, about 6% of persons who have contracted coronavirus will require intensive care and about 1 in 4 of them may need a ventilator to help them breathe, WebMD reported as the picture is changing quickly with infection rate surging rapidly around the globe.

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