#HeroesWearMasks

Our #HeroesWearMasks Campaign is up and running.

A collaborative effort between the African Potential Foundation, the Wits Foundation, Wits Health Consortium, and the Perinatal HIV Research Unit along with countless #CORPORATEHEROES, community-based organisations and local, South African manufacturers.

We are on our way  to an developing and implementing an incredible non-pharmaceutical  intervention (NPI) that  will

Supporting 18.45 MILLION PEOPLE in South Africa to mask-up:

  1. Be a hero & wear a mask (support those that you love &   allow them to support you)
  2. Enable everyday individuals to make positive health  choices through translating scientific evidence into useful  and practical  information. Thus  we allow people to make decisions that support them given  their  contextual  dynamics.

#Createsaferpassages for taxi commuters in South Africa will see 15 million daily commuters’ lives improved:

  1. Mask-up: Masking-up commuters and the taxi industry
  2. Education: Helping make the latest scientific findings user friendly so that all of us  can make informed decisions about our risk
  3. Innovate & Disrupt: Use the  latest innovations and best science to interrupt disease transmission  in public transport – not only  for COVID, but for TB, seasonal influenza, and other diseases
  4. Micro-enterprise development: Help grow micro-enterprises through our implementation  strategy in order to bring meaningful change to many South Africans during this  challenging time

 

             Being safe in a pandemic should not be a privilege. It  is a basic  right

 

                    #heroeswearmasks                                #creatingsafepassages

 

PROTECTING OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS

Never before  have healthcare professionals been this revered. They are our front line heroes, the most exposed to SARS-COV-2, and our lifeline  to surviving this pandemic.Current estimates suggest that for every 1 doctor  that succumbs to the SARS-COV-2 virus, 10,000 patients will lose their lives. As it stands, nearly 70% of medical  professionals on the front lines in Italy had been infected.

Hindsight will offer us the perfect science to understand the wildfire that is SARS-COV-2. An unseen enemy with the power to unite nations from across the globe as it brings our people, economies and health systems to their knees. As governments scramble to buy in sufficient medical equipment, and political prowess and posturing is overshadowed by face masks and unsung heroes, we see the death toll globally rise at an alarming rate.

The African Potential  Foundation has partnered with various manufacturing organisations, laboratories, medical professionals and scientists to support the development of innovative and life saving medical equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) for our frontline healthcare workers and patients requiring ventilation. Currently in development, and/pending approval, these innovations include:

#AFRICANPOTENTIAL   #BETHECHANGE

PARTNERSHIPS

The African Potential Foundation has partnered with various manufacturing organisations, laboratories, medical professionals and scientists to support the development of innovative and life saving medical equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) for our frontline healthcare workers and patients requiring ventilation. Currently in development, and/pending approval, these innovations include:

  • A full-face protection mask for medical staff involved in frontline quarantine units, and who have the greatest exposure to COVID-19. The masks can withstand standard medical sterilisation processes, and the filtration system is inexpensive and simple to replace.

  • A 3D printed nasopharyngeal swab, currently undergoing FDA approval, which will enable government to source local production of swabs to meet their target of 33,000 tests per day.

We are constantly seeking COVID-19 related innovations that will improve South Africa’s ability to effectively respond to the pandemic. Join the movement to #protectourhealthcareworkers.

Donate today, Together we can save lives!

Contact us through info@africanpotential.com to get involved and find out more about funding mechanisms.​

donations@africanpotential.com​

Medical Equipment

Protecting our Health Workers

Printing 3D Protective Gear