Covid-19 Project

A team from ESUT-SIGHT and other volunteers distributing locally alcohol-based hand sanitizer to some communities in Enugu State. The project was sponsored by, IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee. Our volunteers have been busy during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Development of a USSD-based Platform for Tracking and Reporting COVID-19 in Nigerian Rural Areas.

In the year 2022, a group of IEEE volunteers from Enugu State University of Science and Technology led by Godwin Ozor developed a tracking and reporting platform for rural areas that rely on 2G phone networks for reliable reporting utilizing USSD. The code *347*511# was configured and interfaced with the website https://www.ruralsavelife.com/. The rural people were educated on the COVID-19 symptoms and how to report them using the code. The software was created and delivered to Enugu State’s Ministry of Health. The backend or dashboard was taught to the employees.COVID-19 reporting platforms are used by 9 rural communities in Enugu State. Over 585 people, including 5 health professionals, were trained on the developed USSD project so that they might train others.