• Lead Covid-19

KENYA: PPE PROTECTIVE GOWN (02/12/2020)

Updated: Jan 14


UPDATE ON KEY MILESTONES ACHIEVED:

  • Reconfigured our cast film extrusion line to produce 79 micron polyethylene plastic fabric for manufacturing protective protective gown.

  • Directly created employment for 50 informal sector workers (from the Jua Kali who are engaged to sew polyethylene into protective gowns.

  • Received Kenya Bureau of Standards certification for protective gown.

UPDATE ON PILLAR GOAL / STRATEGY:

  • Providing more affordable full body protection for frontline essential workers in high traffic areas who are at the highest risk of contracting COVID 19

  • The gowns are manufactured locally which creates employment and safeguards against disruptions in supply.

TARGET ACHIEVEMENTS FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS:

  • Improve the effectiveness of the Protective Gown by replacing sewing with heat sealing and introducing die cutting for higher efficiency.

  • Deploy PPE’s in stock to frontline workers.

ANY BLOCKERS OR AREAS CO-CHAIRS NEED HELP:

  • Engage funding partners to avail the protective gowns to at-risk frontline workers

  • Support in PR & Communications to raise awareness

  • Sourcing Die Cutting & Hand Sealing equipment to semi-automate the work for Jua Kali Tailors (informal sector workers)

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT https://silafrica.com/personal-protective-equipment-ppe/ TO FIND OUT MORE.

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