Collecting funds for Coronavirus: Protective Equipment for Social Workers and the Elderly project of the IMENA Foundation.
"Helping to buy protective equipment for social workers, nurses and volunteers who help the elderly at home during the coronavirus pandemic."
There's a problem. Social workers and Red Cross nurses who visit elderly patients at home are running out of protective equipment: ONE mask, gloves, protective coats, disinfectants, contactless thermometers. It is the elderly who are at risk.
As reported by Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Security Alexander Rumak at the meeting on the rapid response to the coronavirus epidemic on March 23, such protective equipment is needed for at least 15,000 social workers, who are in contact with the elderly mainly in Minsk and large cities because of the population density.
Now we need to provide all those, who will have contact with the elderly at home, with everything necessary to reduce the risk of infection.
According to an agreement with Alexander Rumak, Deputy Minister of Social Protection, and the Red Cross, the distribution and distribution of the necessary things will be coordinated by the Belarusian Red Cross Society, while the collection of funds will be organized - IMANA. Reporting - monthly on the project page on our website.
IMPORTANT: While it's impossible to buy single-use masks in Belarus, the Red Cross has decided to buy reusable ones. As soon as it is possible to buy disposable masks, they will buy them.
The decision has been made. NAME launches fundraising for the purchase of protective equipment, with at least a reserve for the next 3 months: from April to June 2020.
Who needs the funds:
social security staff (15,000 people); Red Cross Relief Nurses (175 nurses); about 175 Red Cross volunteers and partner organizations. The Red Cross instructs volunteers and issues certificates to prevent fraud.