In the first of a World Health Organization series exploring the human cost of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nombasa, a frontline healthworker, makes an urgent appeal to governments and global health partners.
Health workers need training and more PPE to protect themselves and their families. That support is needed now.
Learn more about Nombasa’s story on The Global Fund’s website.
Nombasa Krune-Dumile is a front-line health worker living with HIV in Cape Town, South Africa. After beating tuberculosis and COVID-19, she is back in the trenches, helping others overcome all three diseases. Nombasa has an urgent appeal to governments and global health partners:
“My family had COVID. I was very scared. For people who are living with HIV and TB, when COVID arrived, it’s like it was the end of their life.
We know that we are struggling as healthcare workers in terms of PPE, and we are also struggling because there is no one who is catering to the community.
We can make sure that we are working together as front liners, and also with our communities. I think we can manage to fight COVID as well.”
The World Health Organization is featuring human stories that show how the COVID-19 pandemic is unravelling lives and livelihoods all around the world.