This document provides guidance to African Union Member States based on specific requests from Member States for a checklist/guidance for the required
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers and caregivers. This guidance document has been tailored based on currently available evidence (1–6), with consideration to the African context, as such can be adapted to the country context.
As the COVID-19 cases continue to increase across Africa, Member States are encouraged to provide sufficient PPE supplies for their healthcare workers and
other staff whose duties require PPE. Member States should optimally use PPEs and make adequate plans for a surge in PPE needs due to the disruptions in the
global supply chain of PPE that may result to global shortages.
Healthcare facilities should have assigned COVID-19 treatment units and implement administrative and engineering control for COVID-19. In addition to preventive measures for COVID-19,1 healthcare workers and healthcare personnel must adopt standard and transmission-based precautions.