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Nigerian Red Cross Volunteer receives Bob Keegan Polio Eradication Heroes Award

Nigerian Red Cross Volunteer receives Bob Keegan Polio Eradication Heroes Award

11 Feb, 2020

The Nigerian Red Cross Society’s volunteer, Fatima Aliyu Adamu, who died while rendering humanitarian service during the Polio eradication campaign in Jigawa state has received a posthumous Bob Keegan Polio Eradication Award managed by Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) Atlanta.

Fatima, a mother of two, died in a motorbike accident on her way home after rendering humanitarian service. Fatima was highly commended for her humanitarian impacts.


The Bob Keegan Polio Eradication Heroes Award started in 2000 to take care of those working on the Polio Eradication Initiative who sustained injury and compensate the families of those who paid the ultimate price.


The Secretary-General of the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Abubakar Kende, informed that Fatima, alongside the other midwives abducted and murdered by the insurgents in the North East were honored during the Red Cross international conference in Geneva.


The Secretary-General appreciated the EOC for recognizing Fatima’s sacrifice in particular and Red Cross Volunteers, in general, saying this will further encourage the Nigerian Red Cross Society’s volunteers to do more.