Good care deserves good masks

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With masks still in short supply, we wanted to give a shout-out to some Belgian initiatives that deserve all the help you can spare.

Balaclavas, gas masks, Halloween masks … on our government-sanctioned grocery trips we’ve seen people go to absurd lengths to protect themselves from the coronavirus. We get it; desperate times call for desperate measures and any mask feels better than no mask at all.  Doctors, nurses, and carers should not have to turn to DIY masks though. With masks still in short supply, we wanted to give a shout-out to some Belgian initiatives that deserve all the help you can spare.

So, have you read all your books? Are you bored of calls via * insert your favourite platform *? Or are you simply looking for a way to make a difference in between home workouts and Netflix bingeing? If you are handy with a sewing machine, please make some mouth masks for medical staff in your area.

Many cities have set up initiatives that make it easy for you to create and donate masks to medical staff. They will often even get you the supplies you need to start stitching and will pick up any masks you make to get them straight to hospitals, care centers and other organisations that need them. Want to get involved? Find a list of mask making efforts around the country at the bottom of this post!

Not sure yet whether you want to pitch in? Get inspired by Lily, our intern Coralie’s sister who’s sewn masks for Brussels’ medical staff and threw in some dance moves to lighten the mood.

If sewing is not for you, please help spread the word. You’re welcome to use our banners to promote your local initiative. Good care deserves good masks! 

 

Find the initiative closest to you here:

Area Link Coordinator
Belgium (FR) https://faitesvotremasquebuccal.be/ Coronadenktank
Belgium (NL) https://maakjemondmasker.be/ Coronadenktank
Belgium (DE) https://mundschutznaehen.be/ Coronadenktank
Belgium (EN) https://makefacemasks.com/ Coronadenktank
Flanders https://www.femma.be/ Femma
Antwerp https://www.uza.be/mondmaskers UZ Antwerpen
Bruges https://www.brugge.be/coronavirus/ Stad Brugge
Brussels http://action-masques.aylab.me/ Brussels Region
Leuven https://www.uzleuven.be/ UZ Leuven
Leuven https://www.samenferm.be/mondmaskermaken Ferm
Limburg https://www.devoorzorg.be/limburg/ De Voorzorg
Namur https://www.impactdays.co/fr/ CPAS Namur
Oostend https://azdamiaan.be/nl/ AZ Damiaan

 

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