Njideka Udochi, a Nigerian-born medical doctor received an honorary award for Covid-19 community engagement and response in Howard County of Maryland, USA.
The honorary award, which merits an incredible $65,000, comes scarcely three months after she was perceived as Maryland’s Family Physician of the Year by the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians in the United States.
In festival of this accomplishment, Dr Njideka Udochi enthused that “The honor couldn’t have come at a superior time.”
She likewise noticed the antagonistic effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on families, especially minorities, while accentuating the significance of kid immunization as one of the authentic approaches to stem the scourge.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has intensely affected families, particularly groups of shading, prompting monetary insecurity, loss of occupations for some guardians, seclusion for youngsters and expansion in psychological well-being indications. Inoculating our children is an extraordinary system to help them return securely to class, increment socialization and emotional wellness issues,” she said.
Dr Udochi has swore to utilize the $65,000 award to “help increment get to and draw in kids and groups of BIPOC in immunizations in the province”.
Njideka Udochi, the Medical Director of Millennium Family Practice and President of Millennium Health Group, Columbia, Maryland, is the more youthful sister to the current WTO DG, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.