Through the partnership with Sinac Medics; 5,000 protective face shields and non woven 3 ply face masks was manufactured and is presently on distribution for donation to several health facilities across the country to support medical workers in the frontline in the fight against the covid-19 outbreak in Nigeria
360degreehealth Network launched it’s ”Protecting Frontline Workers to Zero COVID-19” initiative to manufacture a prototype of the Bloc Face Shield (a Personal Protective Equipment), non woven locally manufactured face mask and other protective wears including aprons and gloves for health care workers in the frontline to tackle and contain the COVID-19 pandemic, provide hygiene services and emergency preparedness services to healthcare workers in the frontline.
The initiative is also working with 1500 Healthcare workers virtually; providing them with training on emergency preparedness to tackle the pandemic and has mobilized 105 volunteers who are providing health education, engaging the government through advocacy and creating awareness about COVID-19 in 63 local languages using social media.
Distribution and donation of personal protective equipment has already been commenced in the 36 states of Nigeria by the organization’s volunteers
Through this partnership; the organization have locally manufactured and donated 5,000 pieces of face shields to health care workers in the frontline with :
- 100 pieces of face shields to health workers in each 36 states of Nigeria
- 500 pieces donated to the Lagos State directorate of Nursing services
- 500 pieces allocated to the Lagos State chairman of the Association of General private Nursing Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPNP)
- 300 pieces to Healthcare workers in Abuja
-100 pieces of face shield was donated to the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) for health workers
There are efforts to engage in more partnerships to increase reach and support as many health workers Nigeria and other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The initiative also launched an online advocacy campaign with the hashtag #ProtectTheFrontline that engaged with over 6,000 Nigerian Health workers who identified that health workers are not provided with the enough PPE, financial support and emergency preparedness to fight the novel virus which has threatened health intervention efforts and is working with 1500 Healthcare workers virtually; providing them with training on emergency preparedness to tackle the pandemic and has mobilized 105 volunteers who are providing health education, engaging the government through advocacy and creating awareness about COVID-19 in 63 local languages using social media.
3) Donated 6,500 packs of locally manufactured non woven face masks to healthcare facilities with a proposed plan to donate over 1 million packs of face masks.