Prof. Chidi Osuagwu - Biochemistry
Fr. Justin. Okoro - President of Holy Rosary Hospital, Emekuku
Dr. Valentine Opene M.D. - Nigeria Med-aCar Director
Dr. Bernardine Amasike - HRH Nursing College
John Gregg - Biomolecular Engineer
Amadiebube Mbama - Finance
Dr. Matthias Okoye M.D.
Dr. Cordelia Okoye - Public Health
Fr. Dan Anyanwu - Owerri Archdiocese
COVID-19 is spreading across Africa , making deep in-roads into Nigeria. We are tracking this daily and how it is spreading in IgboLand. Due to lack of testing, there is no way to really figure out the true fallout. As of May 17, there were 5621 cases counting for 176 deaths. for sure these reported figures are well under what the real situation is.
AHAF-USA is actively driving fundraising efforts to support activity in IgboLand. Crowd Funding is being pursued such as GoFundMe. We are calling on all Diaspora and friends to contribute.
Our team has developed key strategy and is collecting insight on supply chain for procuring and dispensing supplies across IgboLand
The Medical community is making strong recommendtion to eat foods and take dietary supplements that fortify the immune system. To this end, it is being advised that adults and children pursue having recommended levels zinc and vitamin D intake. You can purchase low cost supplements of these as well.
Zinc is contained at appreciable levels in beef, chicken, beans, and cashews. there are others, but not common in the Igbo diet.
Vitamin D has multiple functions in the body. One of them is that it helps regulate certain processes including the pace of the immune system. Covid is particularly bad because it causes an immune system storm for some people that leads tissue inflammation in the lungs causing pneumonia type symptoms.