Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis Response Program (CCRP) for Nigeria and Africa.
Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) is a global infectious epidemic that has infected more than 25 million people and killed over 800 thousand worldwide.
The onset of the novel virus and its spread around the world has given rise to undesirable effects that need all hands to be on deck.
PASDO launched the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis Response Program (CCRP) to enhance the ability of Nigerians to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Beyond that, however, PASDO is helping to fight the negative impacts of the virus at both the African region and at the global level.
How PASDO is Tackling the Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic
Public Enlightenment and Awareness Creation
The onset of the virus in Nigeria, marked by diagnosis of the index on February 28 case caused widespread panic among the populace.
PASDO engaged in public-health information campaigns to help people learn more about the virus (factual information), including it’s likely mode of transmission and how to be safe from contracting and spreading it.
PASDO also dedicated resources towards fighting the spread of false information about the cause and various other issues relating to COVID-19.
Coronavirus Crisis Help Desk
PASDO launched a help desk to provide psychological support and medical advice to distressed Nigerians, including medical workers working in the front-lines.
This support was available in English, Pidgin English and the three major languages in Nigeria – Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba – so as to be accessible by at least 100 million Nigerians who speak either of the languages.
As the virus has subsided to only few new cases daily (which can be handled well by government institutions), this component of PASDO’s coronavirus program has ended.
Food and Emergency Aid
PASDO launched the Food and Emergency Aid initiative to provide food items and basic needs to vulnerable Nigerians, including those who survive on daily wages but can no longer earn income to feed and take care of their basic needs due to the impact of COVID-19.
Peace Building and Conflict Prevention - China Africa Peace Initiative (CAPI)
The Coronavirus pandemic came with a dangerous development that not only threaten China-Africa relations, but, if not handled properly, could disrupt peace and result in full blown conflict.
As a foremost peace organization, PASDO launched the China Africa Peace Initiative (CAPI) to reduce the tensions so far created, protect the lives and properties of Chinese people who live in Africa and help ensure stability and world peace