As the Coronavirus pandemic grips countries across the world, the healthcare systems of countries are already collapsing. So far, over 2,50,000 people have been infected by the virus and over 10,000 have lost their lives to it. As of now, we have two options: either we take appropriate measures now, or we will suffer a massive epidemic. In Akwa Ibom, due to the outbreak ofCOVID-19
, many around the country have been affected. We are facing emergency lockdowns in some states to prevent the further spread of the disease. People in underprivileged communities are facing shortages of food, medicines, masks and dry rations. But the outbreak in Nigeria is still in its nascent stages as we have only had 81+ Coronavirus cases reported so far. If we don’t act fast, things may spiral out of control and we may face a crisis like Iran and Italy where the entire healthcare system is overwhelmed due to the disease. We can stay safe by following preventive measures such as social distancing, maintaining proper hygiene and by spreading awareness about the virus. What is Neededfund doing?
As of now, we are in the middle of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which has engulfed the entire world and is fast spreading in Nigeria. As the threat of this disease grows and puts further strain on communities, here are a few things Neededfund is doing to help the community:
How can you help?
- Neededfund has waived off campaign feefor all the campaigns pertaining to Coronavirus. We will be providing ouronline crowdfunding servicefree of charge to the patients of coronavirus. Furthermore, to ensure privacy, no photographs of the patients will be required to start the campaign.
- Neededfund is helping individuals raise funds to create awareness and provide emergency kits.
- Collaborating with NGOs and food banks. We are helping several NGOs raise funds to stop the Coronavirus pandemic. We are actively raising more awareness about the virus in collaboration with our partners and with the help of our social network. We have collaborated with:
With so much uncertainty and concern surrounding the recent novel coronavirus, it’s easy to feel helpless—but there is something we can all do to help the fight against it. You canstart a fundraiser
to help people get access to the emergency kits and support the families of victims who have difficulty coping with the current crisis. At an individual level, you can make care packages and distribute them within your community. During the times of epidemics, the worst affected are often the vulnerable people of our society. These include the poor people like our maid, watchman, plumber, sanitary workers, etc. These are people who consistently risk their own safety to ensure our life functions smoothly. Unfortunately, these people are also least prepared to defend themselves against emergencies like coronavirus. They may end up losing their jobs as the pandemic spreads further or they may get infected themselves. You can help them though! You canstart a fundraiser
for them and raise money that can go towards sustaining them during the period of social distancing and lockdown. You can use the power of online crowdfunding to help them survive these difficult times. Another way to give back to the community and help during the time of theCOVID-19
crisis is todonate to NGOs
who are working on ground to stop further spread of this virus. Your little contribution will go a long way in ensuring that these NGO function efficiently without worrying about monetary concerns. Your little contribution will go a long way in ensuring that these NGO function efficiently without worrying about monetary concerns. WHO Country Office for Nigeria (WCO)
has also been working closely with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
on preparedness and response measures for COVID-19, including disease surveillance, laboratory and research protocols, risk communications, training on infection prevention and control (IPC) and cluster containment plan, surveillance and tracking of travellers. In case of any emergency you can contact below:-
Toll Free Number:0800 9700 0010
- Whatsapp:+234 708 711 0839
- SMS Number:+234 809 955 5577
- Call:+234 703 670 8970
To know any more information regarding coronavirus you can also visitNCDC’s Website
We are all in this together. Even in isolation, we can all stand united! Start supporting today
Fighting coronavirus is crucial. Every little help from you can create a huge impact in supporting underprivileged people and those in need. You can start taking action today by eitherstarting a fundraiser
for coronavirus orsupporting one