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 their patients. Across the globe, front-line workers have comprised a high number of COVID cases given their exposure. The shield will help to protect them and reduce their risk. The shields will be used by front-line workers with masks to protect them from spreading and being exposed to germs during their line of work.
The shields are being made by Barefeet, a local organisation that supports vulnerable young people. SoChoosing to fund the production of these shields helps front-line health workers, the patients their care for and vulnerable young people.
How you can support this initiative
You can buy as little as 20 face shields or as many as 4,300, 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 shields to those who need them the most. Your money will go a long way.
Use of your funds and distribution of face shields
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 shields for front line health workers, 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.