Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizer Production at College of Health Sciences

The Launching ceremony of alcohol-based hand sanitizer was held in College of Health Sciences(CHS) conference hall on January 06, 2020. Alcohol-based sanitizer production is a project of the Department of Pharmaceutics & Social Pharmacy at School of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University. Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital’s health professionals and patient attendants will benefit from the distributed product.

Dr. Dawit Wondimagegn,Chief Executive Director of the CHS during the lunching ceremony stated that the college would encourage projects that actually can contribute to the betterment of health care.  Dr. Dawit further added, alcohol-based hand sanitizer is highly recommended by World Health Organization due to its effectiveness against microorganisms, fast-acting, economic benefits, suitable for use in the resource-limited facility, and has also better acceptability and tolerance by users.

 The department is going to start other similar projects such as compounding of extemporaneous formulation, total parenteral nutrition manufacturing, IV fluid manufacturing, and centralized chemotherapy admixture and planning to reach a wider demand.