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Prince Nwoko steps up anti-malaria crusade

Ned Nwoko

For a while, billionaire businessman, Prince Ned Nwoko, has been tireless in his desire to eradicate malaria in Africa by striking different partnership deals with entertainers and organisations.

Recently, the Malaria Eradication Project initiator, Nwoko, hosted the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative in Nigeria, Dr. Walter Kazadi Mulombo, Vaccine experts and other stakeholders.

At the meeting held at Ned’s home at his village in Idumuje Ugboko, Delta State, Nwoko said he wished the world could adopt the same speed applied in creating vaccines for COVID-19 to find a lasting solution to malaria in Nigeria and Africa.

He stated: “COVID-19 vaccine was discovered by scientists without knowing the source of the pandemic. We know the cause of malaria is mosquitoes; so, why have we not eradicated it? It is possible to find a solution to malaria and it is something we can do.”

The former Senator, through his Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation, has also contributed to the empowerment and education of youths. In 2019, it was gathered that he donated $273,000 for the rehabilitation of failed portions of the road linking South Eastern Nigeria to the nation’s capital, Abuja.

In 2019, Nwoko pledged the sum of $200,000 to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to support the development of sports in West Africa.

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