The Institute of Electrical/Electronic Engineers Young Professionals (IEEE) says it is collaborating with the Federal Ministry of Health on infection prevention to strengthen government’s efforts to contain COVID-19 transmission.
The Chairman of IEEE, Mr John Adebayo, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Saturday.
“On Sept. 14, the institute released 1,000 posters containing key messages on prevention of COVID-19 and the Health Check Reporting Analytic Dashboard Platform (CaDP) to the Federal Ministry of Health, as part of the three-month collaboration.
“While appreciating government’s determination to flatten the COVID-19 curve, the partnership is important to also promote healthy initiatives,’’ he said.
In the statement, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr Abdulaziz Abdullahi, commended the organisation for supporting government’s efforts to promote health of the citizens.
He also lauded IEEE for tracking the prevalence rates of infectious and non-infectious diseases in the country.
Abdullahi appealed to Nigerians to imbibe safe behavioural patterns and visit the newly established online health check platform: www.hpd.health.gov. to report health issues and assist government to keep track of COVID-19 and other diseases.
The IEEE is a technical professional organisation committed to supporting government to meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on health by the year 2030 through the CaDP initiative.
It has more than 423,000 members in more than 160 countries.