Marketing, Media and Technology company ID Africa, and media platform, Neusroom have unveiled The Neusroom 100 Project, a recognition of 100 people, organizations, countries and things helping the world fight the pandemic and flatten the COVID-19 curve.
The list celebrates 40 individuals, 30 organisations, 20 countries and 10 things, for their valiant effort and the role they’re playing in nursing the world back to health.
As of Friday, July 3, 2020, there are more than 10.9 million confirmed cases and over 520,000 deaths from COVID-19 globally. The pandemic has not only left millions sick, it has also affected the financial and economic status of individuals, corporations and countries across the world.
At this dire time, even with the doom and gloom stories and depressing reports in the global media, many have risen and continue to rise, to the challenge to face this unseen enemy head on and play their role in flattening the COVID curve. Many of these stories are not being told well enough, and this is one key motivation behind The Neusroom 100 Project.
Agencies like the World Health Organization have been engaged in research, funding, training of health workers and provision of medical supplies, as well as relief through its 155 Field Offices around the world.
Global leaders have also had to make decisions that determined the survival of their citizens at a time like this. Due to the quick steps taken by New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, the country was placed on strict lockdown following the spread of the virus. New Zealand has successfully eliminated COVID-19 and has recorded less than 1,600 confirmed cases and 1,490 recovered cases as at July 3, 2020.
In Nigeria, The Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID was launched in March as a joint effort by private sector-led organizations in Nigeria to assist the government in the fight against COVID-19 . As of May 2020, the coalition had raised 27 billion Naira.
MTN, ViacomCBS and MultiChoice’s use of their wide audience reach to sensitise millions across Africa on the virus has helped to dispel conspiracy theories and fake news, and better educate the people.
The effect that items like face masks, hand sanitizers, ventilators, and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) have had in helping the world stay safe and survive the pandemic cannot be ignored.
Other people that are recognized and celebrated include Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, Beyoncé, Nigerian Billionaire Aliko Dangote, Chairman UBA Group Tony Elemelu, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci These are only a few of the people, places, organizations and things that the Neusroom 100 Project recognizes and celebrates.
The Neusroom 100 Project is a celebration of hope in a time of despair, and humanity’s will to survive even the darkest times. The fight against COVID-19 is not in the hands of only a few, but requires that each person continues to play their part in ensuring the health and safety of the world.
The full list of honourees is available on neusroom.com and on all @neusroom social media platforms.