Cure Tuberculosis Project Donates Scrubs to Medical Staff Responding to COVID-19

August 13th, 2020 | News


The staff of the USAID-funded Cure Tuberculosis Project in the Kyrgyz Republic recently raised about $1,000 of personal funds to purchase surgical scrubs. They donated the scrubs to health care workers to wear under personal protective equipment while providing care to COVID-19 patients at the National Tuberculosis Center.

Health care providers are organized into “brigades” and work in two-week rotations in a specialized COVID-19 ward. They share scrubs, which are bleached between uses making them uncomfortable to wear for the long hours the medical staff spend caring for patients.

“The [new] scrubs will make work easier and help protect them from coronavirus. All [Cure Tuberculosis] project specialists express their deep gratitude to all the medical staff for their selfless work and invaluable contribution to the health care system,” said Aelita Ibraeva, the project’s policy specialist.

Watch the video below to learn more about the COVID-19 brigades and the work the project supports to address both COVID-19 and tuberculosis in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The Cure Tuberculosis Project works closely with the Kyrgyz government to ensure that tuberculosis services are both high-quality and accessible, even for the country’s most hard-to-reach citizens and in times of crisis.

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