A new sanitising gel for the hands starting from Maldivian natural products prepared from Bicocca University located in Magoodhoo Island Faafu Atoll

A NEW SANITISING GEL FOR THE HANDS STARTING FROM MALDIVIAN NATURAL PRODUCTS PREPARED FROM BICOCCA UNIVERSITY LOCATED IN MAGOODHOO ISLAND FAAFU ATOLL

Natural Maldivian hand sanitizer gel, a formulation developed by the Marine Research and High Education Center (MaRHE Center), located in Magoodhoo Faafu Atoll, according to WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care.

A sanitizing hand gel produced exclusively with natural products available in the Maldives has been developed by the MaRHE Center. The gel can easily be produced by both the Resorts and the local community.

The main ingredients can be extracted from coconuts and the perfume from local flower petals such as frangipani; the hand sanitizer gel has been prepared according to World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care.

The Marine Research and High Education Center (MaRHECenter) is an educational hub of excellence of the University of Milano Bicocca, officially inaugurated on January 28th, 2009. Purpose of the Center is to carry out research and academic activities in the fields of environmental sciences and marine biology, science of tourism and human geography, to teach
how to protect this fragile environment and its biodiversity, how to use and manage its resources in a responsible way.

In a spirit of cooperation, the University of Milan Bicocca has also donated disposable face masks to the entire Magoodhoo community, to protect the population from the Covid-19 infection.

Paolo Galli, Director of the MaRHE Center, says: “We are honoured to be present in the Maldives on the island of Magoodhoo and to offer the local community our small contribution to defeating the Coronavirus.
We are available to provide the sanitizing gel recipe to anyone who asks for it and to assist them in the preparation. In this difficult time for all humanity, it is important to work together.”