COVID-19 NIDSAFE Initiative goes beyond the rhetoric’s of the importance of good communication in times of COVID-19 astutely harnessing the strength of communications in the age of a global pandemic as it affects Africa’s lead nation, Nigeria. Information Saves Lives!
Nigerians in Diaspora Organization – Europe (NIDOE) in collaboration with The Sub Saharan Open University (SSOU), and World Hope Youth Mentors (WHY-MENTORS) from North Carolina, knows this for sure and have shown their understanding in the context of COVID-19 pandemic. The program is expected to reach more than 4,000,000 Nigerians via the Youths in four regions, replete with anticipated series of queries from the public that could include:
• How to disinfect food?
• What care should be taken with a person with disabilities and the elderly?
• Can masks be reused? and more.
All these questions will be answered on the social media broadcasts.
This will be in addition of providing frontline Youths/healthcare workers protective kits like facemasks and sanitizers.
In addition, the NIDOE-NIDSAFE initiative would be a way to involve volunteers who are complying with mandatory isolations in the identified regions, and who can help from their homes. In this way, although physically distanced, the YOUTH and CARE for COVID – 19 Team remains close and handy, especially for person with disabilities and the elderly.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 surpassed 410,000 in July 2, 2020 across the African continent, According to data from the Africa’s Centre for Disease Control (Africa CDC). While it took 98 days to reach 100,000
cases, it took just 18 to reach 200,000 cases and 12 days to reach 300,000. The World Health Organization
(WHO) has warned that the virus is now spreading widely across the continent, which could lead it to
become the next global epicentre with Nigeria and South Africa in the lead.
The core objectives of COVID-19 NIDSAFE Initiative in Nigeria in collaboration with The Sub Saharan Open UNiversity (SSOU)
and World Hope Youth Mentors (WHY-MENTORS) from North Carolina is
to help Nigerian youths to: –
• Understand the origin and terminology for COVID-19
• Describe how the coronavirus is spread
• Understand how to limit the spread in communities
• Describe the clinical presentation and progression of the disease
• Understand the principles of managing people with COVID-19
• Prevent COVID-19 spread in hospitals.
• Demonstration prevention methodologies
• Protect front line Youths healthcare workers from COVID-19 by providing NIDOE-NIDSAFE facemasks, sanitizers etc.
All inquiries are to be directed to NIDOE Secretariat or validated NIDOE Chapter Chairs across Europe.
Vire Komolafe Hon. Kenneth Gbandi Fidel O. Wilson
General Secretary Chairman Public Relation Officer
Nido Europe Nido Europe Nido Europe.