UIRI’s Top Tier COVID Response
At the onset of the Coronavirus outbreak, the Uganda Industrial Research Institute put prevention high-up on its agenda kick-starting a mask-making project and currently a sanitizer production initiative.
In the period between July and August 2020, UIRI produced 1, 000,000 masks which were supplied to the Ministry of Health. Additionally, the Institute has set up a quality assurance procedure to ensure quality control in facial masks.
Recently the Institute has innovated equipment able to produce 1750 liters of sanitizers and is gearing at mass production of sanitizers to facilitate disinfection.