US$15,430raised of $100,000.00 goal goal
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.
- Africa Action Network
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UpdateUpdate posted by Africa Action Network at 11:04 am
The AAN Network has set a 2021 goal of reaching 11 African countries with projects for productionand distribution of reusable face masks to nurses and other health care workers. At present AAN hasapproved and is running projects in Uganda, Malawi, and Rwanda. Project proposals are beingprepared by trusted collaborators in. . . . .
No or poor quality PPE leading to high infection rates in HCWs in Africa and globallyUpdate posted by Africa Action Network at 03:42 pm
“One infection among health workers is one too many. We must make sure that health personnel have the PPE, skill and information they need”, stated World Health Organization Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti. Infections among Africa’s health-care workers have shot up 203 percent since late May, according to. . . . .
Update from MalawiUpdate posted by Africa Action Network at 11:09 am
Our AAN network face mask project in Malawi has produced 7,000 masks to date. 1,000 masks were recently donated to the Lilongwe (capital city) District Health Services which has some 400 nurses employed. Another 2,000 masks are being produced and will be donated to the District Health Offices of Blantyre
Update from UgandaUpdate posted by Africa Action Network at 06:19 pm
Africa Action Network is providing technical assistance to the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union.They are currently carrying out a Covid-19 emergency project to help protect their nurses at Covid-19 hotspots. We have provided scientific documentation and access to network activities, including free access to online Covid-19 courses through WCEA -
Update from Uganda - "West Nile Face Mask Project"Update posted by Africa Action Network at 06:04 am
The AAN network is providing technical assistance to a local organization in Uganda – UPLIFT.Each year, UPLIFT conducts literacy and empowerment training for 1,700 women.This is in a remote rural area of West Nile, right by the Congo border.UPLIFT has started local production and distribution of re-useable face masks, combined
Update from RwandaUpdate posted by Africa Action Network at 02:29 pm
The COVID-19 Africa Action Network is pleased to announce the start of a local face mask project in Rwanda. AAN is providing financial and technical assistance. Collaborating partners are the local NGO “Open Arms to Golden Years Village” and “The Rwanda Neonatal Nurses Association”.The goal is to produce and supply
Update from MalawiUpdate posted by Africa Action Network at 02:26 pm
The AAN supported face mask project in Malawi has produced 3,000 masks so far.Face masks have been distributed to health care centers in the border town of Mchinji, just on the Malawi-Zambia border.Reported cases of Covid-19 are on the rise in Malawi. Nurses are in desperate need of protection.
Update from MalawiUpdate posted by Africa Action Network at 08:18 am
Malawi face mask project up and running. The Retired Nurses Association in partnership with the Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi is being supported by the Covid-19 Africa Action Network. Production of face masks for health care workers and others has started. 600 masks this first week of production.
Update from UgandaUpdate posted by Africa Action Network at 10:23 am
Our Covid-19 network support to a local face mask project in Kampala has resulted in the production and distribution of over 100,000 face masks to health care workers.Face masks have been distributed to local government in Bushenyi District; Kampala University Teaching Hospital; Hoima Regional Referral Hospital; Buliisa District General Hospital;
Update from MalawiUpdate posted by Africa Action Network at 11:54 am
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. . . . .