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On the 23rd of March 2020, FATE Foundation’s Philanthropy in line with its charity giving ethos established the FATE Philanthropy Coalition for COVID-19 (FPCC) Support Fund. The N250 Million COVID-19 Fund was set up to support ongoing national and local efforts to strengthen public health infrastructure in anticipation of further strains and pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our focus is keying into government efforts to properly equip and support public health facilities and front-line personnel.

Through the magnanimous contributions of individual and institutional donors, we reached and surpassed our fundraising target and as at the 9th of July, 2020 have received actual cash donations of 368,747,207 (Three Hundred and Sixty Eight Million, Seven Hundred and Forty Seven Thousand, Two Hundred and Seven Naira only) with individual and corporate donations ranging from N3,500 to N80,000,000.

To date, the FPCC Support Fund has made investments towards the following:

  1. Lagos State: Renovation of an existing ward to a 20-Bed COVID-19 Isolation Ward at the National Orthopedic Hospital Igbobi (NOHI), Lagos and donation of beds, monitors and critical personal protective equipment. FATE Philanthropy had initially donated 6 GE Siaretron 4000 Ventilators to NOHI in 2019. FPCC is funding the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) to support NIMR’s inhouse development of Isothermal PCR Covid-19 Testing. Also, FPCC is supporting Lagos State Office of SDGs & Investments with the donation of 50 contactless handwashing machines for placement in Lagos State LGAs that have been most significantly affected by the virus. The FPCC Support Fund is also supporting Life Bank and the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) to enable Mass/Walk-In Testing within LUTH and recently donated five (5) Phillips Respironics Ventilator machines each to LUTH and the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).
  2. Ogun State Government: Conversion of the Institute for Venture Design, Abeokuta, Ogun State to a 30-Bed Residential Facility for Health workers and donation of beds and critical personal protective equipment to the Ogun State Ministry of Health. FPCC supported Flying Doctor Nigeria with testing efforts to enable testing of 687 suspected COVID-19 patients at the Ota Drive-in Testing Centers in Ogun State
  3. Federal Capital Territory Abuja (FCTA): Provision of 50-bed support to the Railway Training Centre, Idu COVID-19 Isolation Ward and donation of beds, monitors and personal protective equipment to the FCTA.
  4. Techno Policy Paper on Covid-19: FPCC is supporting the research towards the development of a 3-part techno policy paper focused on Combating the Impact of Covid-19 on the Lives and Livelihood of Nigerians, Women, and Other Protected Grouping.

Details of each investment alongside the donors who made this possible are included in the respective tabs on this webpage.

For all enquiries regarding the FPCC Support Fund, please email giving@fatefoundation.org.

DONATIONS TO DATE

 Crank Beds, Pillows & Mattress:       100 units

  Bedsheets:    200 units

  Bedside Cabinets:    100 units

  Multiparameter Monitors:    49 units

  Examination Gloves:    300,000 units

  Surgical Gloves:      30,000 units

  Reinforced Gowns:     3,000 units

  Disposable Aprons:     300,000 units

Face Masks:     150,000 units

  Infrared Thermometers:     60 units

  Isolation Gowns:     2,090 units

  Goggles:      1,000 units

  Tests:      678

 Ventilators:    10

National Orthopedic Hospital Igbobi(NOHI)

The FPCC Support Fund has enabled the renovation of an existing space within the National Orthopedic Hospital Igbobi (NOHI), Lagos to a COVID-19 Isolation Ward. This initiative follows a previous donation of 6 GE Siaretron 4000 Ventilators to the NOHI by FATE Philanthropy in 2019.

The renovation of the ward has been completed and includes the following:

  • 20 Units  of  Crank Beds, Mattresses, Pillows and 2 Sets of Beddings per Bed
  • 20 Units  of  Multiparameter Monitors
  • 20 Units  of  Bedside Cabinets
  • 100,000 Units of Examination Gloves
  • 10,000 Units of Surgical Gloves
  • 1,000 Units  of  Sterile Reinforced Gowns
  • 100,000 Units  of  Disposable Aprons
  • 50,000 Units  of  Face Masks
  • 20 Units  of  Infrared Thermometers
  • 890 Units  of  L 180 Isolation Gowns
  • 200  Units  of  Goggles
  • Direct Oxygen and Air Piping

 

Solar-Energy System

Through the support of AllOnʼs Investee Company – Auxano Solar Nigeria Limited, a solar-powered energy system has been set up for the NOHI COVID-19 Isolation Ward.  This solar backup system will ensure that this ward is able to keep running irrespective of the general power supply from the Hospital. The solar backup system included the installation of solar panels; set up of an inverter system and batteries.

Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR)

FPCC is supporting the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) in carrying out research on developing a Viral PCR that would be used to detect the presence of antigen. It is intended that the Isothermal PCR platform would be utilized to develop respiratory diseases syndromic assays, starting with a multiplex assay for SARs-CoV-2 and Influenza. The impact of this innovation will include having a fast and sensitive point of care test for SARS-CoV-2 virus deployable to remote areas of Nigeria, using PCR technique, the most reliable and not just antibodies/antigen testing.

Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Walk-In Testing

Through our partnership with LifeBank, we are supporting the Lagos University Teaching Hospital with the setup of a COVID-19 Walk-In/Drive-In Free Testing Facility which will be managed by LUTH’s Isolation Center team in partnership with the LifeBank team.

Ventilators

We donated five (5) Phillips Respironics DreamStation Ventilator machines each to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital and to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). Both devices were delivered directly to the Chief Medical Directors of each institution.

Contactless Handwashing Device

FPCC is supporting Lagos State through the Lagos State Office of SDGs & Investments and Local Government Areas with the donation of 50 contactless handwashing machines for placement in public places in the different Lagos State LGAs that have been most significantly affected by the virus.

 Center for Applied Policy Alternatives

We have provided seed grants to the Center for Applied Policy Alternatives towards the development of a 3-part techno policy paper focused on “Combating the Impact of COVID-19 on the lives and livelihood of Nigerians, Women and Other Protected Groupings”. This Research is headed by Prof. Melvin Ayogu and the three focus areas are as follows:

  • Techno Policy 1: Focus on Containment – Prevent and Control. Download the policy paper here.
  • Techno Policy 2: Focus on General Economic Survival Strategy. Download the policy paper here.
  • Techno Policy 3: Focus on Hidden in Plain Sight – Of Women and Other Vulnerable Groupings

Institute of Venture Design (IVD

We have offered the use of the Institute of Venture Design (IVD) Facility which is currently being managed by Designing Futures to the Ogun State Government as part of our support to the State’s work in battling the pandemic. Of critical concern is the welfare of frontline personnel and health staff at this time. The 30-Bed Residential space within the IVD Facility will be used to house and accommodate COVID-19 frontline personnel from the Ogun State Ministry of Health.

In addition to the use of the IVD Facility, the FPCC Support Fund has also donated the following to the Ogun State Government:

  • 30 Units  of Crank Beds, Mattresses, Pillows and 2 Sets of Beddings per Bed
  • 30 Units  of Bedside Cabinets
  • 100,000 Units of Examination Gloves
  • 10,000 Units of Surgical Gloves
  • 1,000 Units of Sterile Reinforced Gowns
  • 100,000  Units  of Disposable Aprons
  • 50,000  Units  of Face Masks
  • 20 Units  of Infrared Thermometers
  • 400  Units  of L 180 Isolation Gowns
  • 300  Units of Goggles

 

Flying Doctors and Ota Drive-In Testing Center

The FPCC Support fund supported Flying Doctors Nigeria to expand testing support of 687 suspected COVID-19 patients between June and July 2020.

 

To support efforts by the Abuja Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the FPCC Support Fund has donated and set up the following at the Railway Training Center, Idu Station COVID-19 Isolation Ward:

  • 50 Units  of Crank Beds, Mattresses, Pillows and 2 Sets of Beddings per Bed
  • 50 Units  of  Bedside Cabinets
  • 19 Units  of  Multi Parameter Monitors
  • 100,00 Units  of  Pairs of Examination Gloves
  • 10,000 Units  of  Pairs of Surgical Gloves
  • 1,000 Units  of  Sterile Reinforced Gowns
  • 100,00 Units  of  Disposable Aprons
  • 50,000 Units  of  Face Masks
  • 20 Units  of  Infrared Thermometers
  • 800 Units  of  L 180 Isolation Gowns
  • 500 Units  of  Goggles

The FPCC Support Fund which was seeded Mr. Fola Adeola has been enabled with the magnanimous support of the individual and institutional donors listed below. Please click here for details about the individual and corporate donations.

 

Individual Donors*

Mr. Jim Ovia. Chief Tunde Afolabi. Mr. Tunde Folawiyo. Mr. Tokunbo Martins. Mr. Olayinka Fisher. Mr. Gbenga Oyebode. Mr. Aigboje Aig.Imoukhuede. Mr. Olabode Agusto. Otunba Gbenga Daniel. Chief Leonard Stanley Ekeh. Mr. Olufemi Shokunbi. Mr. Adeyemi Adeola. Mr. Dapo Oshinusi. Mrs. Mosunmola Belo-Olusoga. Otunba Lekan Belo. Ms. Bolaji Agbede. Mr. Ademola Odutola. Mr. Oluseyi Kumapayi. Mr. Wole Oshin. Mr. Tokunbo Abiru. Ms. Oluyinka Osoba. Mr. Gboyega Apata.  Dr. Nelson Oyesiku. Mr. Adebayo Adeyemi. Ms. Kafilat Araoye. Mr. Kabir Aregbesola. Dr. Segun Oshin. Mr. Soji Awogbade. Mr. Michael Nwezi. Ms. Iyabo Okusanya. Ms. Olajumoke Adegunle.   Mrs. Ndidi Nwuneli. Mr. Adetokunbo Famoroti. Ms. Feyisola Olusanya. Mrs. Oluwaseyi Bella. Mr. Abayomi Jemibewon. Mr. Dayo. Mrs. Doyin Adeola. Engr. Bolaji Ipaye. Mr. Olumide Sofowora. Mr. Adegboyega Adeola. Mr. Lyndell Ayodele Nedd. Mr. Babatunde Obadero. Mr. Ayoola Adeola. Mr. Udoka Onyeka. Mr. David Akiba. Ms. Omotayo Adeola. Ms. Nike Agbakosi. Mr. Mojibayo Alloh. Mr. Francis Owolabi. Dr. Das. Ms. Chinonso Okurume. Ms. Aderinsola Adeola. Mr. Samuel Paul.

*Some donors have chosen to remain anonymous

 

Institutional Donors*