HelloSME has always focused on creating an ecosystem to help improve SMEs’ procurement processes through our technology.
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, there is an enormous shortage of PPE worldwide. Thus, we have created HelloMedicalPPE to help alleviate the shortage by pivoting our resources to distribute PPE to where it is needed the most.
Shortage of personal protective equipment endangering health workers worldwide-World Health Organisation
We have identified 3 pain points when its comes to procuring PPE around the world.
We have taken the time to understand the problems and have designed the FTP platform to mitigate them.
We require certification from each supplier to ensure that their products meet those standards. Our suppliers are open to having their manufacturing facilities audited at your request.
We have partnered with multiple reputable companies to ensure that our members have exclusive deals for every aspect of their procurement journey.
We perform Know-Your-Customers (KYC) checks on all of our suppliers to ensure that they are trustworthy and have positive customer references.
“We could use body bags. And eye shields and gowns!” wrote an employee at a nursing facility on Long Island in New York. “Please we don’t have anything,” wrote an employee at a regional hospital in Miami, Florida. All its beds were full, the employee wrote. They had no gowns left, and a week or less of most other PPE.
“We are out of everything,” wrote a staffer at a large hospital in Tennessee. "Providers using one mask for 3+ weeks. Many COVID patients. Zero gowns.”- Time
"Dr Megan Ranney, an emergency room doctor and researcher at Brown University in Rhode Island who co-founded the volunteer-run organization said as cases in Texas surged, requests for PPE from health facilities in the state shot up last week from less than 2,000 pieces of equipment requested to more than 220,000, though she says that may be partly due to increased awareness of the organization."- The Guardian
"More than four in 10 reported shortages of surgical masks, which are even less protective, and about a third said they were running low on hand sanitizer. About 70 percent of workers had to wear the same mask for more than a day."- The Washington Post