As part of efforts to end Malaria in Nigeria and Africa, Edward Kallon, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Nigeria and the Representative of the World Health Organization, WHO in Nigeria, Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo, have visited Ned Nwoko.
Nwoko, the Malaria Eradication Project initiator, also hosted Vaccine experts and other stakeholders at his village in Idumuje Ugboko, also known as Mount Ned Resort, Delta State.
The politician and philanthropist said effective malaria vaccines would end the over 400,000 deaths annually if the same speed used to research and invent effective vaccines against COVID-19 can be applied to tackling Malaria.
The UN Chief called for Public-Private Partnership to fight for Malaria and support the Prince Ned Nwoko Malaria Project.
Meanwhile, the WHO Nigerian Rep. Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo expressed the willingness of his office to collaborate with the Prince Ned Nwoko foundation.
Earlier, Ned revealed that he received a delegation of the National Leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by the President General, Prof George Obiozor, in his hometown Idumuje Ugboko.
He said the delegation presented him with a copy of the position paper of the Pan-Igbo group on the current state of affairs in the country titled ‘The Journey So Far. Ned was a member of the House of Representatives between 1999 and 2003.