Disinfection Device to Protect Frontline Workers

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Short description

AbatonĀ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with partnerships in the US and Africa that donates devices to disinfect PPE

Description

Abaton is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to protecting frontline workers during the pandemic. Health care providers account for over 10% of Covid-19 cases, and already more than 500 providers have died in the US alone. Low-resource communities are struggling to protect their frontline workers from high rates of infection with SARS-CoV-2 due to inadequate supply of N95 masks and other PPE.

It is our mission to help fight the pandemic and improve public safety in low-resource settings. Supply chain gaps and resource shortages place healthcare workers and emergency responders in grave danger. Currently, many hospitals, nursing homes, and other at-risk care providers are forced to reuse unsafe personal protective equipment (PPE) or use dangerous substitutes. To address this problem, we have organized a growing group of scientists, engineers, and healthcare professionals to build and donate disinfecting chambers.

Our multidisciplinary team has developed a PPE disinfection device to keep healthcare workers and first-responders safe and to extend PPE supplies in low-resource settings. We will be donating our product for free to protect vulnerable populations and improve community resilience. We have established distribution partnerships in Ethiopia, South Africa, and the United States.

Target country

Global

Project type

  • Healthcare
  • Prevention

Support needed

  • Anything
  • Raising capital

What we need help with

We have raised $7,000 of our initial fundraising goal of $15,000. Your tax-deductible donation will support an initial manufacturing run of 5 units for immediate use in the field. Currently our project is self-funded and pledges from private donors will cover additional overhead costs. One hundred percent of funds raised would go towards manufacturing, iterative design, and shipping of our devices to communities in need.

Best way to get in touch

Visit http://abaton.care/giving to make a gift or email us at fundraising@abaton.care to get involved

Project status

  • In Progress