COVID-19 PPE SHORTAGE: A global appeal to governments to deliver PPE

You will already know about the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for nurses, midwives, doctors and carers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Without adequate protection we are being asked to risk our lives and those of our patients. Lives are being lost needlessly due to the failure of our governments to protect us at work. The situation is completely unacceptable and cannot continue. We are calling on the governments of the world to work together NOW to avert this crisis

Every day we receive emails and phone calls from nurses and midwives all over the world who are at breaking point due to the lack of PPE. This is not a time for political games, or for one country to claim superiority over another. As nurses and healthcare professionals, we must unite in this common cause and demand that action is taken by our governments – not tomorrow, not next week, but NOW. 

Sabine Torgler, registered nurse and director of English for Nurses has written an open letter appealing for action. Please join our global campaign by sharing this letter. Even if you do not work in healthcare, you can still help! Thank you for your support – if we join together we can force a change! 

You can download the letter in English, German, Japanese, Spanish and Russian, and other languages will follow soon:

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