Reusable cloth face masks
There is a dire shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Lusaka hospitals. To stop the spread of the coronavirus, PPE is essential in protecting front-line workers and those they serve. Reusable cloth face masks are being produced locally and quickly. Research indicates they offer some protection against transmission.
Home sewers and tailors
Lusaka Helps has brought together 25 home sewers and nearly 70 locally hired tailors under the banner of the Lusaka Coalition of Community Sewers to sew face masks and protective gowns.
Help stop the spread
The masks will be used by patients to protect them from spreading and being exposed to germs when they are being attended to. The availability of the masks will thus free up more higher-grade masks for healthcare workers directly exposed to corona virus.
How you can support this initiative
You can buy as little as 40 face shields or as many as 3,500 or more! If you are in a position to help, Lusaka Helps has the systems and an army of volunteers to produce and distribute the face masks to those who need them the most. Your money will go a long way.
Use of your funds and distribution of face masks
Lusaka Helps is entirely volunteer led. They have no admin charges and 100% of all donations and contributions go towards the intended initiative.
When you buy face masks for front line health workers and communities, apart from transaction fees which we just cannot get round, all your money will go to the production and distribution of face shields. This is because thebestofzambia.com has slashed its commissions to 0% to support the Lusaka Helps initiative in raising vital funds.
Lusaka Helps are transparent about donations and their use, giving all the facts on their Facebook page.