By: Tracy Jele
COVID-19 has greatly impacted the Eswatini healthcare sector, which has been met with monumental challenges in trying to cope with and respond to the pandemic. One of those major challenges has been the short supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. Each and every day the healthcare workers risk their lives and improvise with what is available so as to continue providing healthcare services to the people of Eswatini, and as a result, the lack of PPE has propagated the spread and exacerbated the pandemic.
St. Theresa’s Clinic, as part of the Catholic Clinics in Eswatini, is grateful to have received a donation of PPE from the Catholic Healthcare Association (CATHCA). This donations consists of Hand Sanitizers, Gazebo, Infrared Thermometers, Examination Gloves, Rubber Gloves, Reusable Gowns, Surgical Masks and Safety Boots.
CATHCA’s generous donation will help to further St. Theresa’s mission to improve the health of clients served by providing quality integrated people centered health services through committed staff within the teachings of the Catholic Church.