PUBLIC HEALTH

Business for South Africa has established a Health Workgroup, whose core mandate is to support the national response, including that of Government and the private healthcare sector, in their efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa.

The Workgroup involves a large number of volunteer leaders from the healthcare and broader business sectors, many of whom are working full time on this issue.

FOCUS AREAS

COVID-19 testing

Assist in scaling up testing

Security of medicine supply

Assist in securing medicine supplies, including chronic medication

Healthcare facilities

Development of a common database providing visibility of resources across public and private healthcare sectors

Data & Analytics

COVID-19 modeling and analytics

Funding

Collaboration with Solidarity Fund and other funding mechanisms

Donate or divert your PPE stocks:

You can help protect frontline doctors and healthcare workers.  Divert or donate your PPE stocks, including N95 and surgical masks, latex-free gloves, plastic aprons, visors and goggles, gowns and suits and overshoes by emailing the following details to: http://covid19manager.co.za

  • What stocks do you have?
  • How many units of each?
  • Which manufacturer’s brand?
  • Where are they (i.e. where in SA)?
  • Are they sterile or non-sterile? (we will sterilise).

For the healthcare sector - access to PPE;

National healthcare entities that require critical medical equipment should contact http://covid19manager.co.za

The following critical and essential entities will be prioritised:

  • Public hospitals
  • Private hospitals
  • General practitioners
  • NGOs and other community healthcare workers
  • Isolation units.

IMPORTANT RESOURCES

Coronavirus South African Resource Portal

Solidarity Fund

Posters and other resources

Gazetted regulations and guidelines

FAQs

Your company can help protect frontline doctors and healthcare workers.  Divert or donate

your PPE stocks by emailing:  covid19supplies@businessresponsecovid19.co.za

The following information should be included in your email:

  • What stocks do you have?
  • How many units of each?
  • Which manufacturer’s brand?
  • Where are they (i.e. where in SA)?
  • Are they sterile or non-sterile? (we will sterilise).

The team managing the email address will contact you directly.

While we encourage donations, we are open to all options, including the procurement of existing PPE currently within company or industry stores.  Our efforts at providing PPE are intended for doctors, nurses and healthcare workers in the frontline of fighting the pandemic.  This includes both the public and private sector.

Please email all details to: covid19supplies@businessresponsecovid19.co.za

We will ensure that available stocks are collected and, where necessary, sterilised.  Please email covid19supplies@businessresponsecovid19.co.za and someone will call you to arrange collection.

We will ensure that available stocks are collected and, where necessary, sterilised.  Please email covid19supplies@businessresponsecovid19.co.za and someone will call you to arrange collection.

  • Masks (N95 Grade)
  • Surgical masks
  • Latex-free gloves (do not need to be sterile); preferably nitrile
  • Plastic aprons
  • Visors and goggles for eye protection
  • Gowns and suits
  • Overshoes

All companies, even those in lockdown, are being asked to donate or divert their current stocks, some example industries include:

  • Manufacturing
  • Forestry and agriculture
  • Construction
  • Mills
  • Spray painting and signwriting industries
  • Mining
  • Non-essential healthcare professionals, such as dentists, physiotherapists, chiropractors etc.
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