Until recently, “PPE” was an obscure acronym for many people, but now it has become a vital commodity globally. Today, with the realities of COVID-19, health workers around the world are experiencing a troubling shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – a mix of items including gloves, mask, aprons, and goggles that can help prevent  disease transmission in health care settings. This shortage puts health workers in harm’s way while trying to respond to  the unrelenting COVID-19 pandemic.