Siemens Healthineers Innovation Think Tank (ITT) Certification Programme
The theme of the programme was ‘Frugal Innovation Approaches to Healthcare Challenges in the African Healthcare Market’.
The winning team included Sameshin Reddy, a pharmacist supervisor at Prince Mshiyeni Hospital; Maria Ghafoor, student at Regent Business School and Divine Maraizu, Health Science student in Nigeria.
According to Regent, the team’s ideas were aimed at improving quality of care and reducing patient waiting time.
Regent said 21 candidates from South Africa and other African countries participated in the Siemens Healthineers Innovation Think Tank (ITT) Certification Programme.
The team in second place consisted of Zakia Salod, a PhD Public Health student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal; Julius Krieg, a Master of Science student at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany and a qualified physicist and medical expert; and Sizwe Madikizela, iLeadLAB technician at Regent Business School in Durban.
When COVID-19 disrupted swept South Africa into a new, uncertain reality in March 2020, the iLeadLAB, led by Managing Director of REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL, Dr Ahmed Shaikh, responded quickly and decisively to the crisis by producing much-needed Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to address the critical shortage in the private and public healthcare sectors. To date, thousands of 3-D printed face shields, splash protection masks and intubation boxes have been distributed at no cost to healthcare warriors and health facilities in South Africa, Namibia and Eswatini.
Read the full story here: https://regent.ac.za/news/our-ppe-lifeline-to-9-sa-hospitals-and-covid-19-relief-groups/