Complementing the efforts of government in the fight against Coronavirus, the University of Sierra Leone has launched the NAPSOL Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer.

The sanitizer was produced by the National Association of Pharmacy Students (NAPS), College of Medicine and Allied Health Science, University of Sierra Leone’s students.

The sanitizer which has been certified and approved by the Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone will contribute to the fight against the Covid19 pandemic.

The University is confident that with the required support, local competencies can be leveraged to locally produced materials and equipment needed to tackle some of the challenges facing our society.

 The launch of the NAPSOL Alcohol-Based Hand sanitizer came a day after the other two constituent colleges of the University of Sierra Leone, IPAM and FBC displayed a prototype locally produced oxygen machine that could be used in our hospitals.

The launch is a manifestation that the University of Sierra Leone is once again rising up to the challenge as it did during and after the Ebola outbreak where COMAHS together with its international partners undertook various studies and clinical trials that are now on global record. One of the major outcomes of those endeavours has been the approval of the Ebovac Vaccine by the FDA, USA.

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