𝐊wahu 𝐅orum 𝐃onates 𝐓o 𝐇ospitals
Kwahu Forum, a social development NGO, has donated medical items to all health facilities on the Kwahu Ridge in the Eastern Region.The items include examination gloves, infrared thermometers, antiseptic, surgical gloves size 7.5, coverall, gum boots, liquid soap, face mask, N95 face mask, goggles, hand sanitizers, nurses cap, infusion, complete PPEs, medicated soaps and T-rolls.Dr. Newton Akoto, Chairman of the Kwahu Forum who led the members to make the presentation said the Covid-19 pandemic should not be taken for granted.District Chief Executive for Kwahu South, Emmanuel Atta Ofori who rec...
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NGO launches hotline for legal advice, consultation during quarantine
NGO launches hotline for legal advice, consultation during quarantineMANILA, Philippines — Legal group Initiatives for Dialogue and Empowerment through Alternative Legal Services (IDEALS, Inc.) this weekend launched a crisis hotline to provide accessible legal advice, consultation, and information aid to the public amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Through the hotline, the non-government organization’s lawyers and paralegals will be made available to answer the public’s queries on government protocols, relief operations, social welfare concerns and legal rights education in the context of the enhance...
Coronavirus could spread faster in crowded refugee camps than it has on cruise ships: NGO
The novel coronaviruscould spread faster in overcrowded refugee and displaced persons campsthan it has anywhere else so far, including on cruise ships, an aid group warned Wednesday.The International Rescue Committee said its analysis showed that COVID-19 transmission ratesin some of the worst camps on the globes could outpace that witnessed during the dramatic quarantine of the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Japan."Refugees and displaced people in camps in Syria, Greece and Bangladesh face a heightened risk of COVID-19 due to living conditions that are even more cramped and den...
NGO restarts Mediterranean migrant rescues despite virus fears
Berlin (AFP) - The Alan Kurdi migrant rescue boat is heading back out into the Mediterranean after a two-month break despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to the German organisation that operates it.The boat has already left port in Spain where it had been undergoing repairs and is expected to reach waters off the coast of Libya this weekend, NGO Sea Eye said in a statement on Monday evening.Led by German captain Baerbel Beuse, the Alan Kurdi will be the only rescue boat operating in the area, the NGO said.Due to the spread of COVID-19, Sea Eye is taking extra security precautions and ha...
NGOs press drug firm Gilead over potential virus treatment
Geneva (AFP) - More than 150 organisations and individuals on Monday urged US biotechnology firm Gilead not to enforce exclusivity over a drug that might be used to treat COVID-19 patients.In an open letter, 145 non-governmental organisations, including Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and Oxfam, and 12 individuals claimed Gilead Sciences held primary patents of remdesivir in more than 70 countries.That meant they could block generic development of the drug until 2031.The open letter to Gilead chief executive Daniel O'Day was circulated by MSF."We write to request that Gilead take immediate actio...
4 Palestinian prisoners have coronavirus, says NGO
The Palestinian Prisoner Society said yesterday that four Palestinian inmates have contracted the novel coronavirus in an Israeli prison.In a press release, the non-governmental organisation said the Israel Prison Service informed it that the prisoners caught the virus in Megiddo Prison. The virus was brought into the prison by a detainee who had been interrogated at the occupation’s Petah Tikva Investigation Centre.“The detainees face the risk of infection from the jailers and investigators who pose a threat to their lives,” the NGO added.Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh on Saturd...
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Coronavirus: Hong Kong migrant domestic workers ‘vulnerable’ during outbreak – NGO
Forty per cent of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong reported having their labour rights curtailed over the past month due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to an NGO survey.Migrant worker association the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body (AMCB) and charity the Mission for Migrant Workers (MFMW) conducted an online survey from last Sunday to Tuesday among 1,127 respondents. Fifty-four per cent were Filipinos and 44 per cent were Indonesians. The study focused on their access to protective materials including masks, sanitisers and alcohol, as well as the impact of the pandemic on their w...
Hong Kong Free Press
NGO Set To Advance 240 Kwara Women’s Economic Power
A non-governmental organisation with bias for women and children, Women’s Voice and Leadership Nigeria of Global Hope For Women and Children Foundation (Glohwoc), has inaugurated a steering committee to strengthen 240 women into owning and controlling assets in Kwara State.Speaking during the inauguration of the committee in Ilorin on Monday, chief executive officer of Glohwoc, Mrs. Christy Abayomi Oluwole, said the group, in partnership with Action aid and Global Affair, Canada, hoped to advance women’s economic empowerment and equality in the state.Oluwole said that the NGO would operate the...
NGO calls for enforcement before the next haze hits
An NGO has called for strict enforcement against open burning to eliminate the perennial haze in the region.Ecotourism & Conservation Society Malaysia (Ecomy) said the haze is man-made and its resolution lies in the prevention of activities that cause it.“The authorities will need to have stronger enforcement in place to prevent open burning and the haze even before a single fire is started,” said Ecomy founder and CEO Andrew Sebastian.He also said that indiscriminate clearing must stop and fossil fuel-intensive initiatives must not be encouraged.The haze has been a norm in the region over the...