The Africa Action Network for Nurses and Nurse-Midwives against covid-19 is a charitable initiative set up to achieve the following:
1. Funding Nurse and Nurse-Midwife led projects for the local production of evidence based re-usable protective face masks to protect healthcare workers, prevent shortages of PPE and build local PPE production capacity in Eastern and Southern Africa.
2. Providing evidence-based knowledge from global experts on the local production of evidence based re-usable protective face masks.
3. Linking healthcare professionals in Eastern and Southern Africa with their peers in other regions and global experts, via online learning sessions in the prevention and treatment of covid-19, including with frontline first responders at the very beginning of the covid-19 pandemic in Wuhan, epidemiologists and PPE experts.
See and hear more from Stephen Lewis, former UN Envoy for HIV/AIDS.
Nurses and Nurse-Midwives represent the vast majority of healthcare professionals everywhere on Earth, and particularly so in low-resource settings, and they are too often working without access to personal protective equipment and at great risk of infection. Hear the reality from a nurse in Eswatini.
And from our inaugural donor Graham Hellier MBE, Chair of the World Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA). WCEA works with Nursing Councils and Associations to provide FREE COVID-19 education to Nurses and Nurse-Midwives via e-learning platforms & mobile applications.
We ask that you join us and contribute, to ensure Nurses and Nurse-Midwives can protect themselves as they work to stop covid-19 and care for its victims.
All donations go directly to Nurse and Nurse-Midwife led projects for the procurement of appropriate materials for the production of evidence based re-usable protective face masks in Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.