- The United States embassy in Nigerian has given special honour to Runcie Chidebe for empowering cancer patients
- The Nigerian, through his organisation Project PINK BLUE, has driven government and private supports towards cancer victims
- Chidebe is also a strong believer of having compulsory health insurance to handle emergency cases
The United States embassy in Nigeria has recognised Runcie Chidebe for championing the fight against cancer.
With his nonprofit outfit, Project PINK BLUE, he has been able to use his engagement with the government and different partners to provide the needed help for cancer patients.
It should be noted that Chidebe is the recipient of the 2020 Global Ties US International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Alumni Award for Social Innovation and Change.
He has also been at the forefront of empowering cancer patients, fighting for the inclusion of cancer control on the government’s priority list.
Chidebe has volunteered for many programs and offered training for oncology care. He has also spoken for compulsory health insurance.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the US also honoured a young Nigerian man, Olusola Owonikoko, for his great contribution to the country.
A social activist, Olusola has always been focused on improving the lives of those who are vulnerable and financially underprivileged in society.
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It was gathered that in 2018, his idea at maximizing the power of technology to help those living with disabilities caught world attention as he won that year’s Google Impact Challenge.
He is also an alumnus of the US Consulate’s Carrington Youth Fellowship and was a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow. Most of his works are driven at helping those at the margin throughout Africa, especially women, girls, and youths.
In other news, Professor John Oxford, a scientist from Queen Mary University, advised people to abstain from kissing and hugging as a way to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
The professor described his proposed method of protection as the “British standoffishness”, saying the virus is dependent on close contacts.
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