Stop COVID-19 in Africa! Protect Nurses. Save Lives.

Update posted by Africa Action Network On Jul 08, 2020

We are pleased to announce that our network is providing financial support to a local face mask project in Malawi. The project is being run by the Retired Nurses Association of Malawi in partnership with the Nurses and Midwives Council.

Initially, 10,000 face masks will be produced and distributed to retired nurses and midwives, practicing nurses and midwives and student nurses. Some masks will be sold to the public at reduced rates.

Dorothy Ngoma, ex-president of the National Organization of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi, is coordinating the project and notes that: “This project has come at the right time. Our Covid-19 cases are increasing very fast. We have many nurses infected and in quarantine.”

Local business and organizations will be contacted and encouraged to chip with in-kind or cash donations, so that more masks can be produced and distributed.

The need is great and your continued interest and support is most appreciated.

The Covid-19 Africa Action Network for Nurses and Nurse-Midwives

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Update posted by Africa Action Network On Jul 08, 2020

We are pleased to announce that our network is providing financial support to a local face mask project in Malawi. The project is being run by the Retired Nurses Association of Malawi in partnership with the Nurses and Midwives Council.

Initially, 10,000 face masks will be produced and distributed to retired nurses and midwives, practicing nurses and midwives and student nurses. Some masks will be sold to the public at reduced rates.

Dorothy Ngoma, ex-president of the National Organization of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi, is coordinating the project and notes that: “This project has come at the right time. Our Covid-19 cases are increasing very fast . We have many nurses infected and in quarantine.”

Local business and organizations will be contacted and encouraged to chip with in-kind or cash donations, so that more masks can be produced and distributed.

The need is great and your continued interest and support is most appreciated.

The Covid-19 Africa Action Network for Nurses and Nurse-Midwives

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Update posted by Africa Action Network On Jul 01, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Kampala International University School of Nurses is the first to receive funding for local production of face masks.

The nursing faculty has partnered with the university’s tailoring department to produce face masks.

Masks will be delivered to nurses and midwives at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital, Bushenyi Health Center, Hoima Regional Referral Hospital, Buliisa District Hospital, Kasese District Hospital. In turn, these hospitals will supply smaller health facilities in their districts. These hospitals are in high risk areas of Covid-19.

Our Covid-19 network is processing project proposals from several other countries in the region.

The need is great and your continued interest and support is appreciated.

The Covid-19 Africa Action Network for Nurses and Nurse-Midwives

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Update posted by Africa Action Network On Jun 15, 2020

Stop COVID-19 in Africa! Protect Nurses. Save Lives.

The COVID-19 Africa Action Network for Nurses & Nurse-Midwives launches a PPE crowdfunding campaign in solidarity with nurses and nurse-midwives fighting the coronavirus on the front lines in eastern and southern Africa. Follow us on the Campaign , LinkedIn and Facebook sites.

June 2020: Geneva, Kampala, Oslo, Tatamagouche, Mbabane, Edinburgh, Maseru, Paris, Nairobi, Toronto, Washington In these tough times around the world, one group is particularly hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic - the nurses and nurse-midwives on the front lines in low-resource settings in eastern and southern Africa. They are too often working without personal protective equipment and finding themselves at great risk of infection and physical and psychological violence, all the while acting as the mainstay in stemming a menace threatening to overwhelm their communities and nations. Hear the reality from a nurse in Eswatini.

Announcing the Protect Nurses. Save Lives campaign, Judith Oulton, former CEO of the International Council of Nurses and Network Chair, stated: “Harnessing the professionalism and resilience of tens of thousands of African nurses struggling to protect and care for their communities ; the powerful advocacy of Stephen Lewis, former UN Envoy for HIV/AIDS and Co-Director of AIDS-Free World ; the knowledge platform of our inaugural donor, Graham Hellier MBE, Chair of the World Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA); and the multinational group of HCWs and professionals that form the Covid-19 Africa Action Network, we are proud to launch this campaign. We ask that you join us and contribute, to ensure nurses and nurse-midwives are protected as they work to stop the virus and care for victims.”

All donations go directly, as modest grants, to on-the-ground projects for procurement, production, and provision of personal protective equipment in Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

The AAN Network supports several initiatives, including establishing evidence-based specifications for artisanal PPE, and live, online Q&A sessions linking doctors in China, who were first responders during the Wuhan stage of the pandemic, to healthcare professionals in Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. AAN also works closely with WCEA, to deliver regularly updated COVID-19 courses to nurses and nurse-midwives in low and medium-income countries free on the WCEA platform and app.

For more information contact: Link to Crowdunding campaign site

For media enquiries contact: Linda Carrier-Walker

The COVID-19 Africa Action Network for Nurses & Nurse-Midwives is a global, all volunteer group of health care professionals, working to support nurses & nurse-midwives fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

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thank you for this important initiative and keep going!

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African nurses and midwives are the backbone of health care services and very resilient, but they need our support to do the job they do so well: caring for all. God bless, Tesfa

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