The Wellbeing Foundation Africa “Wellbeing COVID Alliance” welcomes new member myPharmacy – working together to help keep Nigerians safe in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
Her Excellency Toyin Saraki, Founder of The Wellbeing Foundation Africa, recently launched the “Wellbeing COVID Alliance” – a community of organizations coordinating their efforts to supplement the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Members of the Alliance help educate the public and provide resources such as tools empowering members of the public to protect themselves and by ensuring the frontline healthcare community has the resources it needs to provide care safely and effectively.
“In the face of this once-in-a-century threat, we have united our individual efforts to maximize our collective impact”, said Saraki. “Therefore, the Wellbeing Foundation is catalyzing the coming together of stakeholders in the healthcare community to coordinate our plans and share resources to combat COVID19.”
Established in 2004, the Wellbeing Foundation has been an important voice advocating for the respect and recognition of healthcare professionals, and in 2014 Mrs. Sarkai was appointed Inaugural Global Goodwill Ambassador to the International Confederation of Midwives. She is also the Special Adviser to the World Health Organisation Africa Office Independent Advisory Group.
“We are very pleased to have myPharmacy Africa, the largest network of pharmacies in Nigeria, join the Alliance and help promote our ‘COVID Health Check’ – a free tool helping to educate the public about coronavirus and connecting them to available resources,” announced Saraki.
“Many pharmacists are on the frontlines of healthcare delivery, so the message to take the COVID Health Check is reaching Nigerians where they get care.”
The COVID Health Check was first launched by the Wellbeing Foundation for Africa and PocketPatientMD on April 9th with the support of the Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus, Nigeria CDC, Coalition Against COVID, and Lagos State Government. In addition to providing the public with important information about the virus and where to seek help, the combined results of the anonymous test provide public health officials with insights on where the virus may be emerging in the community.
Abimbola Adebakin, Founder and CEO of myPharmacy Africa, said “our company joined the Wellbeing COVID Alliance because we must all come together to better serve our clients during this difficult time. With our own franchise pharmacies and more than 900 pharmacies in our network across Nigeria, we are amplifying Mrs. Saraki’s message to stay home, wash your hands, and complete the health check. If you do go out, protect yourself and protect your neighbour”
The Wellbeing Foundation Africa PocketPatientMD COVID-19 e-health check tool is available for free at https://covid19.wbfafrica.org/ and users can access real-time updates on how to stay connected, safe, and healthy during the pandemic on Instagram and Twitter @Wellbeing_PPMD, and @WellbeingPPMD on Facebook, and through the @my_medicines @myPharmacyng network