Medical scrubs for Ghana's frontline healthcare workers
It's been a tough few years for all of us, but especially for frontline healthcare workers in under-resourced settings. As we enter the third year of the pandemic, the inequities that have characterized the past two years are only deepening.
The Ethical Apparel Africa Foundation (EAAF) has a mission to support well-being programs in garment factories in West Africa -- with a focus on empowering women to thrive in the workplace.
One of EAAF's grantee factory partners, Maagrace, has found itself with a surplus of 50K sets of medical scrubs -- that were produced for the US market but were canceled in the midst of the pandemic. Maagrace is a pioneering ethical manufacturer in Ghana that provides its mostly female workers with meals, transport, health education and care, career development support, and more.
Maagrace wants these scrubs to go directly to the frontline medical providers who most need them -- Ghana's doctors and nurses in rural settings that fight every day to provide quality care with few resources.
So we came up with an idea: to provide individuals (you!) around the world with the opportunity to enable the donation of these medical scrubs to Ghana's doctors and nurses in need.
For every $5 you can donate, a set of medical scrubs will be sent directly, free of charge to a healthcare provider. This $5 is significantly below normal value for these scrub sets and covers both manufacturing and distribution costs. Upon receipt of donations, EAAF will collaborate with Total Family Health Organization, a Ghanaian nonprofit focused on distribution of goods to rural communities, to ensure these go directly where they are needed most.
Not only will this make an enormous difference to Ghana’s incredible healthcare practitioners, but it will help protect our mission of creating new jobs and investing in well-being programs in the Ghanaian apparel industry - an industry that is still struggling greatly due to the impact of the pandemic.
Thank you so much for your support and for helping us to spread the word!
p.s. Here are a few photos of TFHO's work and of Maagrace: