PPE Reaches  Community Health Workers in Africa on the Frontlines of Covid-19

Nov. 19, 2020

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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, PPE donated by the COVID-19 Action Fund for Africa is helping community health workers vaccinate over 3 million children against polio. 

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A team of health workers arrive on Dilolo Island in DRC with donated PPE from CAF-Africa.

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Many are expected to rely on the more than 6.6 million pieces of PPE that CAF-Africa has delivered to Uganda since the initiative was launched in August.

In Uganda, health workers will receive a monthly allowance to fight Covid-19 at the local level.

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Twelve countries have received a supply of PPE for several months from CAF-Africa, with more countries set to  receive deliveries in the  coming weeks. 

By the end of 2020, an estimated 8,500 community health workers in DRC will be administering polio vaccines, using face shields from CAF-Africa.

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Abraham Paul, PA, at the Nkhunga Health Centre in Malawi with  donated PPE from  CAF-Africa. 

 Photo by Homeline Media

A community health worker  in Mai-Ndombe transporting  the polio vaccine  in DRC.

Photo by  Benedicte Waula

“This fund has made a big impact quickly, but there is much work to be done. Community health workers are essential to public health efforts.”

-Thomas Tighe, President & CEO, Direct Relief

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Special Thanks to: Community Health Acceleration Partnership Community Health Impact Coalition Last Mile Health Pandemic Action Network Partners In Health VillageReach World Food Programme