The South African National Ventilator Project (NVP) is a co-ordinated national effort in response to the Covid-19 pandemic involving the local design and manufacture of breathing apparatus devices used in patient treatment. It is an example of our nation’s ability to innovate and collaborate to deploy a wide range of expertise and manufacturing competencies, and successfully deliver a fit-for-purpose solution in a very short space of time.
The NVP is a co-ordinated national effort in response to the Covid-19 pandemic involving the local design and manufacture of breathing apparatus devices used in patient treatment.
The NVP is a project of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition given the undertaking to execute the initiative at industrial scale by co-ordinating national efforts. The initiative is driven by a range of government and industry representatives.
Process and Product
A concerted effort to identify Covid-19 related treatment therapies for patients and develop a fit for purpose specification for breathing apparatus devices commenced in March 2020.
The Solidarity Fund has played an instrumental role in the NVP.
Deployment and Distribution
The distribution and deployment of the devices to the healthcare sector is in progress.
Ebrahim Patel – Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition.