American Multinational Beverage company, Coca-Cola Foundation has provided over 400,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to Nigerian health workers on the frontline of COVID-19 management.
The Nigeria Red Cross Society in partnership with International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in a tweet noted that the procurement was crucial to give adequate protection to frontline workers, considering the risks they are exposed to.
The PPEs, according to Coca- Cola, is to support the intervention efforts of the Nigerian Government and other key stakeholders to fight the COVID 19 pandemic.
The PPEs comprise N95 respirators, surgical masks, examination gloves, face shields, medical gowns, no-touch thermometers, disposable aprons, heavy-duty rubber gloves, rubber boots, basic masks, disposable gloves, and hand sanitizers.
The donation forms part of the Coca-Cola Foundation’s COVID-19 relief interventions in Nigeria, having provided $2.5m in grant to International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to impact the lives of people across the continent.