Originally posted on Skoll.org.
No health worker should have to choose between treating their patients and keeping themselves and their families safe. However, as the global shortage and inequitable distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) continues, many health workers face this choice.
This reality is especially true for community health workers (CHWs) in low-and middle-income countries. Despite playing a central role in delivering essential health services, CHWs are often the last to receive PPE. For two Malawian CHWs, Raphael Salanga and Reuben Chipelesa, known as Health Surveillance Assistants (HSAs), choosing between protecting themselves or serving their communities happens on a daily basis.Read full story