Scots charity to provide vital PPE in Africa – TFN – Third Force News

Sign up for a personal SCVO account.
After verifying your email address, you can link your account to an organisation. If your organisation is an SCVO member or supporter you will be able to access exclusive content.
Complete the form below to receive a link to change your password
Published by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
TFN is published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registration number SC003558.
Kids Operating Room has received a large donation of equipment to help keep people safe from Covid-19
Stocks of personal protective equipment (PPE) are to be donated to Africa to aid their response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The PPE equipment, worth £11.2 million, will be distributed by Kids Operating Room (KidsOR), a Scottish-based global health charity.
This distribution will be supported by £250,000 from the Scottish Government, which will fund the transport of 25 shipping containers of material to Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia.  
KidsOR raised a further £1 million to support the transport of the PPE from the Wood Foundation, Pula Limited, Postcode Trust and Delta Philanthropies.
The supplies include masks, goggles, and visors and the shipment, made available through the NHS Scotland Global Citizenship Programme, is due to arrive in partner countries in late September.
International development minister Jenny Gilruth said: “Covid-19 knows no borders. I am pleased that the Scottish Government has been able to support this assistance to Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia – particularly as they look to plan for an expected fourth wave of COVID-19 in the coming months.
“This contribution builds on our recent supply of oxygen concentrators and ventilators, and we hope it will go some way to easing the current stress on health services.
“As the global pandemic continues, we firmly believe this is precisely the moment that governments across the world should be stepping up to help those most in need.
“This donation underlines that the Scottish Government remains fully committed to playing our part in tackling the shared global challenge that the pandemic represents. I would like to thank KidsOR for supporting us to make it possible to distribute this PPE equipment along with the recent supply of oxygen concentrators and ventilators.”
Co-founder of KidsOR Garreth Wood said: “I would like to thank our donors for stepping up to help support the distribution of so many millions of items of PPE that will prove vital for countries in Africa battling the ongoing Covid pandemic.”
Chief executive of NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) Mary Morgan said: “The battle to beat Covid is truly a global effort. We are pleased that PPE secured by NSS is being donated to help those who need it most in Africa.
“We will continue to work with partners to identify further opportunities to support countries and communities who need our help.”
Sir Ian Wood, chair of The Wood Foundation, said: “The Wood Foundation has a long history of collaborating with partner organisations and supporting projects in East Africa. We are pleased to be able to support the shipment of this PPE, which will be vital in protecting healthcare staff during the Covid pandemic.”
Laura Chow, head of charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “Funding raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery is supporting good causes around the world to address Covid-19 issues. Distributed by Postcode Innovation Trust, this money will support KidsOR to get PPE equipment on the ground, to protect healthcare workers in East Africa.”
Stephen Lansdown CBE, of Pula Limited, Guernsey, said: “As the world continues to face this Covid-19 pandemic, we are delighted to play a role in providing PPE equipment to East Africa. We know that this equipment will be vital in protecting healthcare workers to safely treat patients.”
Experts from across the sector look at how we work in the face of the pandemic – advice for a range of topics, from home working, to Zoom meetings, to looking after mental health
Third Force News (TFN) is Scotland’s only dedicated daily news outlet for charities and voluntary organisations in Scotland. TFN is published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations. Find out more
© 2021. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation.
Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.


138 thoughts on “Scots charity to provide vital PPE in Africa – TFN – Third Force News”

  1. Hello this is somewhat of off topic but I was
    wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
    I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding
    expertise so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience.

    Any help would be enormously appreciated!

  2. Thanks for your marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you are a great author.
    I will make sure to bookmark your blog and will often come back in the foreseeable future.
    I want to encourage yourself to continue your great job, have a nice weekend!

  3. I blog quite often and I truly thank you for your content.
    This article has truly peaked my interest. I’m going to take
    a note of your blog and keep checking for new information about once per
    week. I opted in for your Feed as well.

  4. It is perfect time to make some plans for the future and it’s
    time to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I wish to
    suggest you some interesting things or suggestions.
    Maybe you could write next articles referring to this article.
    I desire to read even more things about it!

  5. Hey! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up
    losing several weeks of hard work due to no data backup.
    Do you have any solutions to prevent hackers?

  6. Pingback: 3reports

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.