Healthworkers Heroes Memorial was founded by Female Doctor in the frontline and an outstanding leader Dr Maggie Mojapelo-Mokotedi. There’s no doubt that Corona virus unleashed the deadliest wrath against humanity and the healthworkers in the frontline continue to face this battlefield boldly and with tenacity and endurance.
As they continue to save lives like any other battlefield these brave men and women some of them became casualties of this Pandemic. As we entered the storm of the COVID19 pandemic the numbers of healthworkers fatalities increased. Noting the pain anguish and helplessness that threatened the healthworkers workforce and inability to congregate to honour and say farewell to many of our colleagues, Dr Maggie founded Healthworkers Heroes Memorial that will embody all healthworkers who succumbed in line of duty be it Covid, other infectious diseases like MDR TB, Ebola, and other conditions that affect healthcare workers by mere virtue of being in the frontline.
Dr Maggie sought counsel and collaboration from her mentor Precious Matsoso the outstanding former DG of Health and currently a WHO Executive with illustrious international profile.
Dr Maggz , a healthtechnopreneur innovated a Digital Memorial Platform that could honour healthworkers here in Africa and world wide – The platform was developed in collaboration with one of the finest young African appreneurs & developers.
It is through this platform that we need to raise the bar and seek proactive intervention of how some of these fatalities could be prevented. It is also through this platform that we seek to collaborate with other significant health bodies here at home in South Africa, Africa and worldwide to collectively innovate, inspire and empower communities, families and healthcare workers beyond the Memorial.
Is is indeed through this memorial that we seek to honour their sacrifice , bravery in their line of duty- in the frontline.
We honour their memory and through this Memorial we all healthworkers will continue to live their legacy that will outlive us as well as our generations!