This webpage outlines the COVID-19 Action Fund for Africa (CAF-Africa), a collaboration of 30+ organizations for the purpose of supplying community health workers in Sub-Saharan Africa with PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes a link to a CAF-Africa report that outlines the impact and process for procuring and distributing PPE to CHWs as well as recommendations for the future.
Public Health Workforce Development and Diversity
The public health workforce plays an essential role in securing the vital conditions for health and well-being for all to thrive. A skilled, resourced, and robust public health workforce is needed to meet the demands of public health today and prepare for the needs of tomorrow. A diverse public health workforce is better equipped to address the needs of the most impacted and marginalized, and implement population health strategies. COVID-19 has shed light on challenges facing the public health workforce, while also exacerbating them. The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the need to skill up the workforce; support workers’ needs; center equity in workforce development efforts; and plan for the future.