The extent of the damage that the coronavirus pandemic is causing the world is mind-boggling. Thousands of healthcare workers are however in the frontline working to minimise the effects of the pandemic; several doctors, nurses and other essential health workers have also been infected and lost their lives to the virus. This has shown us that we cannot continue as before: there is no going back. However, despite this massive damage, it offers us an unparalleled opportunity to support others; especially the most vulnerable such as healthcare workers in the frontline..
The present coronavirus pandemic has also proven that our global health system has failed and we cannot go back to the old one. We have to create new approaches, systems and institutions to create a new world based on sustainability for the future.
360degreeHealth Network is a non-profit organization that provides free to affordable healthcare services to vulnerable communities. We launched the initiative ”Protecting Front-line Health Workers To Zero COVID-19” to provide healthcare workers with essential resources to tackle the pandemic. This will be primarily achieved by the production and provision of Personal Protective Equipment. The organisation will be supported by One Young World in the production and distribution of 3,000 protective face shields in partnership with Sinac Medics Technologies, distribution of 20,000 hand gloves, and 10,000 non woven facemasks. The initiative also aims to educate over 500,000 healthcare providers on emergency preparedness, after a survey of 6,000 Nigerian healthcare workers indicated concerns at the lack of equipment and training.
We are proud to present Zero Covid 19 Workshop for healthcare workers: We are bringing thousands of health workers together to help them develop skills for social and environmental consciousness for the new world as they fight the global pandemic. The Time is NOW!
THEME: ”PROTECTING FRONTLINE WORKERS TO ZERO COVID 19”
DATE: 28th-30th July; 2020.
TIME: 6pm-8pm Daily (WAT/BST)
For Healthcare workers in Lagos, Nigeria; we are also holding a live training on Infection Prevention and Control in collaboration with the London Professional Training Center; One Young World is however sponsoring participants to attend the training; register HERE.