Kenyan health workers reusing personal protective equipment (PPE)-BBC
A recent study by Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network (Kelin) indicates that majority of health workers in Kenya are forced to reuse their protective gears.
The study as reported by BBC revealed that 17.8% of those interviewed agreed that they were regularly supplied with protective equipment. More than half of those interviewed said they had received training on how to prepare and handle a confirmed case.
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PPEs in a healthcare settings are used to protect healthcare personnel from exposure to bloodborne pathogens and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
World Health Organization recommends employers to provide their employees with appropriate PPE and ensure that PPE is disposed.
WHO advises PPEs to be properly cleaned or laundered, repaired and stored after use if it will be reused.