The Covid-19 pandemic continues to hit Malawi hard. For a country with a fragile economy and overstretched healthcare system, the situation is getting worse by the day. Doctors, Nurses, other Medics and all other front-line healthcare workers are being exposed to the dangers because of lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The rate of virus contractions by front line workers is alarming.
A sick healthcare service will simply not deliver the desperately needed care for everybody. The current situation calls for togetherness in the fight against COVID-19 and everyone needs to take this situation seriously.
Malawi Health Care Support UK (MAHECAS), is fundraising for sourcing equipment to be provided to the hardworking healthcare workers and will assist the health services in Malawi cope with or alleviate the effects of Covid-19 pandemic.
To ensure that the needed assistance reaches the targeted front-line healthcare workers, we are directly working with the Chief of Health Services for Ministry of Health, Society of Medical Doctors (SMD), and District Health Offices (DHOs) in Karonga, Ntchinji and Mwanza, and also the Covid-19 Unit Response Team at Queens in Blantyre and will also be in touch with many more DHOs through the Chief of Health Services and SMD.
All the equipment to be bought will be the one asked by the front-line workers themselves and preferentially sourced locally. Some of the items to be sourced are: N95 Face Masks, 3Ply Face Masks, Face Shields, Face Goggles, Surgical Gowns, Disposable Overalls, Medical Isolation Overalls and Infrared Thermometers.
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To find out more about the current COVID-19 situation in Malawi please visit https://covid19.health.gov.mw/