Community-Led Initiatives with Dr. Shyamal Das: Friday the 27th of March
Community-Led Initiatives with Dr. Shyamal Das: Friday the 27th of MarchCommunity-Led Initiatives with Dr. Shyamal Das: Friday the 27th of March
Yesterday, the government made the announcement that social services and community groups will get $27 million to continue providing services as New Zealand begins its lockdown, or rāhui.
Up to $16 million will go to supporting people at risk through uncertain circumstances and respond to increased demand. $6 million will go to disability community participation providers and $4.8 million to community-led solutions to support local resilience.
One such solution is coming out of the University of Otago; hand sanitiser produced in-house and in record time by the School of Pharmacy's senior lecturer and his team of research students.
I spoke with Dr. Shyamal Das, the senior lecturer behind the initiative. He specialises in respiratory drug delivery around lung diseases & infections, & hopes to continue his work & help out in this pandemic...