The growing rate of COVID-19 in Nigeria and the world at large has called for various organisations to spring up into action as world leaders are still in search for the best approach in combating the deadly disease.
In view of this, today Wednesday the 20th of May 2020 the African Union Economic social and Cultural council COVID-19 response team (ECOSOCC COVID-19 RT) paid a Fact Finding visit on needs assessment to ascertain areas in which the commission can be of help to the African region basically as the team is putting up structures to deploy support to patients in the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Isolation Centre for COVID-19.
The high delegation from the AU ECOSOCC Nigeria was recieved by The Chief Medical Director Prof B.A EKELE and other members of the UATH Management team.
Speaking with the Chief Medical director CMD he highlighted Areas of needs such PPEs, Dialysis, energy etc as he also thanked the NCDC for their support thus far. Going foward, the team led by Lugard Okonobo who is the project Coordinator thanked the UATH team and the CMD as they presented an official letter to the CMD to kick start the new relationship.
The Talk Abuja team also spoke with Amb.Phil Roberts who is the deputy chairman Data gathering, advocacy and campaigns he said the AU ECOSOCC NIGERIA COVID-19 team has so much to offer to the region as this is just the beginning of their team’s intervention. He also mentioned that a situation room is being established to create an awareness on the COVID-19 and its post effect in Africa.