Being an organization that holds close relationships with partners and healthcare professionals all over the world, the Million Mask Project grew from a ground up initiative by Dornier colleagues in Asia, moved by the danger they saw healthcare workers facing at the frontlines in China, Wuhan, where the virus first hit.
The Million Mask Project started on 26th March 2020 to provide surgical face masks to healthcare workers in need, masks being the most fundamental and crucial piece of PPE for them to stay safe.
While Dornier MedTech is not a manufacturer of masks or PPE, we have a strong network of global suppliers, solid medical device quality controls, and direct access to hospitals. As the Million Mask Project sprung to life, we were able to utilize our supply and distribution channels to responsibly source and quickly start delivering masks to the hands of healthcare institutions in urgent need of PPE.
Dornier lends a helping hand to connect healthcare institutions and partners in need of PPE to reliable sources, at cost.
As more healthcare partners in our network reached out expressing their need for PPE beyond surgical face masks, we quickly got acquainted with various grades and varieties of PPE required to protect healthcare personnel at the frontline.
Different from institutions in need of urgent donations, even organizations with funds to purchase PPE were struggling as their suppliers ran out of PPE due to unanticipated surges in demand. Realizing this, our non-profit #AccessProgram was born. Once again, the global Dornier family quickly came together to help non-profit and healthcare providers secure sustained supplies of responsibly sourced PPE.
Dornier MedTech does not manufacture masks or any other PPE. For the Access Program, we simply contribute our time and international network to support our communities by facilitating access to PPE supplies where gaps in supply and demand endanger or hinder efficient operations of our healthcare partners.
In the spirit of giving, the PPE supplies that we source and provide to non-profit or healthcare facilities are supplied at cost. No amount goes to the Dornier MedTech team that helps procure and oversee fulfilment of PPE delivery through our channels.