With the crisis in Afghanistan, many Afghan refugees are seeking refuge in cities like Chicago but are struggling to acclimate with the omicron variant of COVID-19. Often these individuals are unable to access affordable, quality pandemic protective materials much less sustainable supplies. PPE stands for personal protective equipment, which consists of items such as masks, gloves, face shields, and more. Sustainable Health fundraised to provide 100 PPE Kits to Afghanistan refugees with materials that civilians need to stay safe during the pandemic. These items are essential in protecting people from Covid-19 and reducing the infection rate in underprivileged communities.
Sustainable Health partnered with World Relief Chicagoland to distribute the kits to refugees in need in DuPage county. Our kits included disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizers, and 4 eco-friendly masks. All of our supplies were made from recyclable materials and are sustainable materials to not only accomplish our goal of overcoming health disparities by providing to an underprivileged community but also accomplish our goal of incorporating sustainability into PPE.