The #Masks4AllinAfrica campaign aims to support masks for all as a community response to COVID-19 in Africa.
The specific objectives of the #MasksforAllinAfrica campaign are to:
- Advocate that all in Africa safely use a fabric face mask in public, to reduce transmission of COVID-19 and other respiratory infectious diseases, and as a sign of social solidarity
- Advocate for universal use of cloth masks in public as a key strategy to reduce the need for lockdowns, with its crippling health, social and economic effects.
- Advocate that the sick, poor and vulnerable have access to fabric face masks.
- Empower low-income individuals and non-profit community groups to sew safe fabric masks, for donation and/or subsistence income.
- Educate the community to wear safe fabric masks correctly, together with other appropriate measures, to reduce COVID-19 transmission.
- Advocate for safe standards of fabric masks manufacture and socially responsible pricing.
- Advocate that businesses and authorities ensure that fabric masks are worn in all closed spaces
- Encourage members of the community to donate their medical and surgical masks to healthcare workers.
- Collaborate with organisations and groups across Africa who share our aim
We are part of the Global #Masks4All campaign. Join us as a Masketeer. Join the African Telegram conversation on #Masks4allinAfrica. Join the South African WhatsApp conversation on #Masks4allinAfrica and/or join local district action groups in South Africa. See the sewing support available. See more about masks and about us. Donate to us. Share this page with all your social circles using the social media links below.
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