By Maureen Orth (PC Colombia 1964-1966)
Long-time FOC member, Maureen Orth, recently reported on how three teams from Medellin built ventilator prototypes for COVID-19 in just ten days!
Colombia can’t afford to buy expensive machines so with some creative thinking and unity amongst professors , students, doctors, industrialists , financiers, government, and the private sector, they made it happen. The prototypes are currently being testing on pigs and will hopefully be ready in a month. These ventilators will cost $1,000.
Read Maureen’s inspiring Vanity Fair piece in its entirety here: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/04/colombias-amazing-race-to-build-a-1000-ventilator.