PPE shortages are a reality during the COVID-19, MSF has urged for countries to ensure that healthcare workers have enough and transparent distribution of personal protective equipment.
MSF Logistician Themba Sibanda
Themba Sibanda, is Zimbabwean logistician who joined MSF as a national staff member more than 9 years ago. Since then he’s worked in places including Sierra Leone and Afghanistan, where he was based two years ago when a US military attack destroyed MSF’s Kunduz Trauma Centre, killing patients and staff. “After the Kunduz bombings it was very difficult. In Afghanistan people are really close to each other. A lot of the people who died, we knew them, we always spoke to them, so it was a very difficult time for everybody,” Themba recalls. “But I still go to the field because I have confidence when I’m with MSF. And also to show the people bombing hospitals, that they cannot be stronger than MSF, we are stronger than them.”