Brazil Sends Haiti Four Tons of Aid Due to Cholera Outbreak

first_img The Brazilian Ministry of Public Health announced Wednesday that it is sending around four tons of medicine and supplies to Haiti in response to the cholera epidemic that has left 292 dead and 4,147 people undergoing treatment. The materials sent “will be used to treat those affected by the cholera epidemic that has reached the country” and will be transported from Brasilia by an Air Force plane expected to arrive in Port-au-Prince on Thursday morning. “Flasks of sodium hypochlorite, salts for oral rehydration, injectable solution, gloves, and equipment for solution delivery are among the material sent,” the ministry indicated. The ministry’s representative on the Brazil-Haiti Managing Committee, Carlos D’Oliveira, indicated that the shipment is being made at the request of the Haitian government and that the aid will make it possible to care for around 3,000 people. “It’s not useful to send a lot of medicine, due to logistical and storage issues. The ministry will be able to send further supplements as the Haitian government needs them,” he said at the Brasilia airbase. The World Health Organization (WHO) warned in the course of the day that the epidemic could intensify and Haiti should prepare for a “worse situation.” By Dialogo October 29, 2010last_img read more

I’m Ready To Be Super Eagles First Choice Goalkeeper – Ezenwa

first_imgAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Ifeanyi Ubah goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, says he is ready to be Nigeria’s first choice if given a chance.Handlers of the country’s senior men’s national team, the Super Eagles, are being forced to search for a permanent first choice goalkeeper ahead of a two-legged 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon after it emerged a couple of weeks ago that regular pick, Carl Ikeme, has been diagnosed with acute leukemia and would have to undergo chemotherapy immediately.Ezenwa has been a regular invitee to the Super Eagles since Gernot Rohr took charge of the team, but has not had a chance to stand in-between the sticks for the team in a competitive game. The 6ft 3in shot-stopper was however in goal for Nigeria for two international friendlies in May/June.“I was given a chance against Corsica and Togo and I think I did not let the manager and Nigeria down,” he told in an exclusive interview. “I did my best to make sure we came out victorious.”It’s been a long while since a player from the domestic league has kept goal for the Super Eagles in a competitive game. Should the 28-year-old goalkeeper play in the qualifiers, it will be the first time since Vincent Enyeama, over a decade ago, that a home-based shot-stopper will be in the lineup. It’s a chance he’s anxiously looking forward to.“If that opportunity is given to me again, I’m going to make good use of it,” Ezenwa said. “I believe with how much I’m working months before the game, I can do even better against Cameroon.Ezenwa would face competition for the number one shirt from Portugal-based Dele Alampasu and Daniel Akpeyi of South Africa’s Chippa United who was in goal when Nigeria lost to South Africa at home in a 2019 African Cup Of Nations qualifier in June. Writer: Chuma NnoliYou can follow him on Twitter @chumannolicenter_img Relatedlast_img read more