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Diaspora group supports NCDC in COVID-19 fight

Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas (NAPPSA), has donated Diagnostics and Pharmaceutical Personal Protective Equipment worth millions of Naira to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as its contribution to the fight against COVID-19.

Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa at the official presentation of the items in Abuja, appreciated the gesture while noting that the association has always responded to the ‘Think Home’ call.

Similarly, Director-General, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu who noted that a country is great when its citizens come together to work for the common good, commended NAPPSA for always being on the front burner during national emergencies and promised judicious distribution of the donations.

The President of NAPPSA, Dr. Anthony Iheme represented by Dr. Ali Johnson Onoja said, though, in the United States, the heart of NAPPSA Members was always at home, in Nigeria.

Items donated to NCDC included; 10,000 Pieces of Nitrile Examination Gloves, 2,000 Bottles of Hand Sanitiser Gel, 2, 000 pieces of Regular Face Masks, 1,000 pieces of KN95 Valved Face Mask with Respirator, 1,000 pieces of Face Shield (Anti-Fog, Anti-splash) and 100 pieces of Finger Pulse Oximeter with Lanyard.

The Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists is an association with over 7,000 Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists working in government, industries, hospitals, universities, and communities in the Americas, founded in 2006 with headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Hamza Alkali

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