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: