The Chairman of the Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineers, (IEEE), Nigeria Section, John Adebayo has handed over 1,000 Posters containing key messages on prevention of COVID-19 and the Health check reporting Analytic Dashboard Platform (CaDP) to the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health as part of a 3-month collaboration on awareness.
This support is to strengthen Governments effort at containing COVID-19 transmission in the country since the confirmation of the first case on 27th February, 2020.
Adebayo while appreciating Government’s determination to flatten the curve and save lives, reiterated the importance of strong partnership in addressing the containment of COVID-19 and promoting healthy initiatives in Nigeria.
He informed the Permanent Secretary that the IEEE is world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.
While receiving the Posters, Mr A.M. Abdullahi, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), commended IEEE, Nigeria Section, the Young Professionals and Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) for supporting Government’s effort through social media and the ongoing tracking of safe care seeking behavior towards COVID-19, and other infectious and non-infectious diseases, events and conditions of public health importance in Nigeria.
The permanent Secretary also appealed to Nigerians to imbibe safe care-seeking behaviors and visit the newly deployed Health check online platform www.hpd.health.gov.ng to report health issues as this will assist Government keep track of COVID-19, infectious and non-infectious disease in Nigeria.
The project was carried out by the Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineers Young Professionals (IEEE YP), Nigeria Section, chaired by Haruna Gana and Chukwuemeka Gerald Okafor the YP Secretary was the project lead, which was funded by Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineers Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC).