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About the Coalition

PRIVATE SECTOR COALITION AGAINST COVID-19

The Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) is a Private Sector task force in partnership with the Federal Government, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) with the sole aim of combating Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria.

This task force is tasked with pulling resources across industries to provide technical and operational support while providing funding and building advocacy through aggressive awareness drives.

In addition to the efforts of the Federal government, the Coalition is providing and equipping medical facilities in the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria. This will involve the creation of testing, isolation and treatment centers, and include the provision of Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and molecular testing labs. We have started with Lagos (1,000 beds), Kano (500 beds), Rivers (210 beds), Abuja (200 beds), Enugu (200 beds) and Borno (200 beds). Next, will set up facilities in Katsina, Ogun, Bayelsa, Anambra, Bauchi and Plateau.

Based on the population of Lagos, and the fact that it is the epicenter of this crisis, we will also be creating a permanent structure within the next 4 to 6 months. These centres will be fully equipped with medical supplies and trained personnel to cater to anyone who may become affected. In addition, experts from around the world will be on ground to provide technical and training support, should there be a need to expand CACOVID.

Our Philosophy

Our vision

To eradicate COVID-19 from Nigeria and Africa at large

Our mission

Collaborating with the Government to provide direct support to private and public healthcare’s ability to respond to the crisis by providing funds to set up several testing, isolation and treatment centers in all geo-political zones; aggressively increasing general public’s awareness, education and buy-in to prevent panic and resulting chaos.

Our values
  • Humanity
  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Professionalism

CACOVID Team

RESPONSIBLE FOR FUNDING, INTELLECTUAL LEADERSHIP AND OPERATIONS
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Funding Committee

Responsible for funding and raising funds for the efforts:
Godwin Emefiele, Aliko Dangote, Herbert Wigwe, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Femi Otedola, Folorunso Alakija, Jim Ovia, John Coumantaros, Raj Gupta, Segun Agbaje, Tony Elumelu, Modupe Alakija & Folorunso Alakija.

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Technical Committee

Responsible for intellectual leadership around testing issues, treatment protocols, isolation centres, amongst others:
Prof. Akin Abayomi (Lagos State Commissioner for health), Dhamari Naidoo (WHO), Dr. Christian Happy, Dr. Phillip Onyebujo, Chikwe Ihekweazu (NCDC), Paulin Basing (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), Zouera Youssoufou (Aliko Dangote Foundation), Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan (Access Bank).

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Operational Committee

Responsible for project management, logistics and communication.
Amaechi Okobi (Access Bank), Tony Chiejina (Dangote group), Osayi Alile (ACT Foundation), representatives of Zenith Bank, GT Bank, First Bank, Stanbic IBTC, Ecobank, Fidelity Bank, Unity Bank, Nigerian Breweries Plc.

Partners

MEMBERS OF CACOVID INCLUDE:

We have more than 50 partners across the country, all in private sector practice. Together, we have unified our resources towards the singular focus of eliminating the pandemic in Nigeria.

CBN
Aliko Foundation
Dangote
Access Bank
Famfa Oil
UBA
GTBAnk
FirstBank
Union Bank
Zenith Bank
Ecobank
Keystone Bank
Rand Merchant Bank
Heritage Bank
Standard Chartered
Coronation
Standard Bank
FBN Merchant
FCMB
Sterling Bank
Wema Bank
FSDH
Citibank
ProvidusBank
Polaris Bank
Titan Trust Bank
Unity Bank
IHS
Allon
Emzor
GBC Health
Sungroup
MTN
Cummins
Zircon Marine
Jubailibros
SMO
Bhojsons
GEC
KPMG
Vita
Maple Plastic
ACT
Amperion
BUA Group
Globus Bank
Handy
Multichoice
Nigerian Breweries
Nova
Olaniwun Ajayi
Pacific Holding
Phase3
SIL
Suntrust
Tak-Agro & Chemicals
ABC Health Care
EuroChem
Royal Power & Energy Limited
Artee
Dana
Channels
Nestle
UAC Foods
Tolaram Group
Flour Mills Of Nigeria Plc
Mike Adenuga Foundation
Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation
Bank Of Industry
Friesland Campina Wamco
Wacot Rice Limited
Africa Finance Corporation
Fidelity Bank Plc
APM Terminals Apapa Limited
KC Gaming Networks Ltd
Ports And Terminal Multiservice Ltd
Five Star Logistics Limited
ENL Consortium
Josepdam Ports Services NIG
Systemspecs Limited
Adama Beverages Limited
Deeper Christian Life Ministry
Kam Wire Limited
Adron Homes Properties Ltd
CWAY
Ahmadu Mahmoud
Apapa Bulk Terminal
Greenwich Trust Limited
Ladol Logistics Limited
Cowry Asset Management Limited
Comet Shipping Agencies Nigeria
Mecure Industries
ADG International Resources Ltd
Norrenberger Investment Capital Ltd
Ocean Lords Limited
Few Chore Finance Company Ltd
Plascon
PWC
Alpha and Jam
ThisDay
Arise tv
CNN
Views channel
Promasidor Quality Food Product
Glo
Penop
Olam
Grooming Center
Five Cowries
ITMB

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WATCH AS WE HIT THE TARGET WITH THE HELP OF ALL OUR PARTNERS
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FUNDRAISING GOALS

We are looking towards raising enough funds to keep the projects going and eradicaing the pandemic.

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IT’S ALL ABOUT HUMANITY

Let’s do this for the future of humanity and the future we seek to leave for our children.

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BE ENCOURAGED

We are looking towards raising enough funds to keep the projects going.

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To view the list of contributors, click here.

Media

HERE ARE SNEAK PEEKS INTO THE FACILITIES WE HAVE ERECTED IN VARIOUS CITIES IN NIGERIA.
Join us, let’s fight COVID-19 together.
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The train is on the move again. Have you spotted the #CoroMustGo bus yet? Remember you can win exciting prizes whenever you spot the CACOVID Coro Must Go bus in your neighbourhood.

Virtual Tour

EXPLORE THE LAGOS STATE INFECTIOUS DISEASES ISOLATION CENTRE AT YABA.

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Take Action

EMERGENCY CONTACTS

If you are, or you know anyone showing symptoms of the Coronavirus, please contact any of the following:

Nigeria Center for Disease Control
Phone: 08009700001
SMS: 08099555577
WhatsApp: 07087110839
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncdcgov
Website: www.ncdc.gov.ng
Twitter: @ncdcgov
Lagos State Ministry of Health

O8000CORONA or 08000267662

COVID-19 Screening Tool

This tool can help you understand what to do next about COVID-19. To try out our covid-19 screening tool, click here

Together we can fight this. Please stay safe.

People walk along a main road wearing face masks at Yaba in Lagos, on February 28, 2020. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

Learn More

What is COVID-19

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Common symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Tiredness
  • Dry cough.

Other symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Aches and pains
  • Sore throat
  • Very few people will report diarrhoea, nausea or a runny nose.

People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should self-isolate and contact their medical provider or a COVID-19 information line for advice on testing and referral. People with fever, cough or difficulty breathing should call their doctor and seek medical attention.

Safety tips as prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO):

  • Maintain at least 1 metre distance between you and people coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell.
  • Refrain from smoking and other activities that weaken the lungs.
  • Practice physical distancing by avoiding unnecessary travel and staying away from large groups of people.

For more quick updates, visit the WHO website https://www.who.int

Frequently Asked Questions

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE COVID-19 VIRUS

The Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), is an effort spearheaded by Aliko Dangote, Herbert Wigwe and other private sector leaders to support the Nigerian Government's efforts to combat the unfolding Covid-19 crisis.

  1. To support the Nigerian Government in its efforts to combat Coronavirus in Nigeria;
  2. Mobilizing private sector thought leadership
  3. Utilising the resources of the private sector
  4. Providing direct support to private and public healthcare’s ability to respond to this crisis
  5. Increasing general public awareness of the existence of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our goal is to have as many organizations (companies, philanthropists, donors) join this effort to effectively complement Government’s efforts to combat Covid-19

CACOVID has provided medical supplies and equipment, test, isolation and treatment centers for individuals with COVID-19. This will greatly contribute to the effort of the Federal and State government, in the fight against Coronavirus in Nigeria.

The task force will be divided into 3 teams with each team responsible for different aspects i.e

  1. a technical team which provides intellectual, technical and medical expertise​;
  2. an Operations team which provides delivery, logistics, communications, advocacy​
  3. a Seed Funding Team which provides initial funding for the work, and leads fundraising​.

CACOVID will procure 20,000 NCDC/WHO approved diagnosis protocols to enable testing of 2 million people. This will be done by expanding the current molecular laboratories in Nigeria. This step requires building additional public lab manpower capacity and the Government to enable private labs to test alongside Government ones for speed of testing. (There are currently 5 Government labs equipped to handle all the testing in Nigeria. However, there are several private ones that are very likely able to do it but are not yet assessed and approved by Government to do so).

CACOVID intends to build a new permanent isolation structure in proximity to the only biosecurity level 3 lab we have in the country.

Contact

TO PLAY YOUR PART IN THE SUPPORT OF THIS WORTHY CAUSE

Please contact us via phone on 09045531044 or email us by clicking the button below.

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Directory Of The Response Center

Should you suspect any Coronavirus cases, call these numbers immediately to get through to the nearest COVID-19 response center