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Toray to work with JICA in Guinea on PPE

Nov '19
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Toray Industries has joined hands with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to promote utilisation of Japanese technology of personal protective equipment in Guinea to help it prepare for handling deadly infections such as Ebola. Through a pilot project, Toray will assess how Japanese technology could be introduced strategically in Guinea.

Running through January 2021, the initiative will address the nation’s pressing need to prepare for possible recurrence of diseases which has not yet been eliminated with cases detected in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

PPE is vital to tackle highly pathogenic infectious agents which could be transmitted through droplets, blood or other body fluid when public health workers provide care for patients. PPE not only prevents nosocomial infections but also secondary infections in the community.

Toray will provide guidance for the medical institutes and medical/co-medical personnel in close consultation with relevant government officials in using its Livmoa5000 protective clothing, along with promoting awareness and preparedness for healthcare-associated risks. Toray will also invite key Guinean government officials and public health authorities to Japan to help them upskill and acquire knowledge.

Livmoa personal protective clothing safeguards health workers against body fluids, blood, and droplets while remaining moisture permeable to optimise comfort in hot and humid conditions. Easy removal reduces the risks of secondary infections. The risk of potential outbreaks of hemorrhagic fevers like Ebola remains high in Africa and requires advanced infection control.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (SV)

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