As the number of recorded COVID-19 cases in Nigeria began to increase, these healthcare workers rose to the challenge and fought tirelessly to protect the lives of Nigerians impacted by the disease.

Considering the risks these healthcare workers face, there is a crucial need for adequate protective equipment for these brave frontline workers.

Healthcare workers to receive Coca-Cola-funded PPEs from Nigerian Red Cross
Healthcare workers to receive Coca-Cola-funded PPEs from Nigerian Red Cross

Coca- Cola is excited that over 400,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) procured to support the intervention efforts of the Nigerian Government and other key stakeholders to fight the COVID 19 pandemic have arrived. We do believe that this will to provide succor to our healthcare workers on the frontlines.

Healthcare workers to receive Coca-Cola-funded PPEs from Nigerian Red Cross
Healthcare workers to receive Coca-Cola-funded PPEs from Nigerian Red Cross

These 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.

Healthcare workers to receive Coca-Cola-funded PPEs from Nigerian Red Cross
Healthcare workers to receive Coca-Cola-funded PPEs from Nigerian Red Cross

Since the first confirmed case of the disease in Nigeria reported in February, over 800 healthcare workers have contracted the disease. While Nigerians are encouraged to stay home where possible and practice social distancing, these healthcare workers are needed across the country in the continued fight against the disease.

Healthcare workers to receive Coca-Cola-funded PPEs from Nigerian Red Cross
Healthcare workers to receive Coca-Cola-funded PPEs from Nigerian Red Cross

This donation forms part of The Coca-Cola Foundation’s COVID-19 relief interventions in Nigeria. The Coca-Cola Foundation has provided $2.5m in grant to IFRC who seeks to directly impact the lives of 1.4 million people in Nigeria and across other countries in West and Central Africa under this partnership.

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