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Adaku Efuribe: Action Partner for the Global Week To #Act4SDGs

Adaku Efuribe: Action Partner for the Global Week To #Act4SDGs
The author - Adaku Efuribe

According to the SDG Action Campaign, Our world and our future are under threat from persistent poverty, growing inequality, and the climate crisis. We’ve made some progress but nowhere near enough to deliver on the promises made by all nations in 2015 to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and create a future of peace and prosperity on a thriving planet, with no-one left behind. We have to accelerate and rejuvenate efforts if we are to achieve these Goals.

The Global Week to Act for SDGs is an annual call to action for individuals and organisations across the world to accelerate action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs – also known as Global Goals).

The Global Week to Act for SDGs rallies public support for the Sustainable Development Goals throughout the world while world leaders are meeting at the UN Headquarters for five milestone UN Summits: the Climate Action Summit, the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage, the first-ever SDG Summit after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development and the SAMOA Path-way Midterm Review.

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The Global Week to #Act4SDGs will connect activations taking place in thousands of cities and communities across the globe with world-leaders gathered in New York, calling for acceleration on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

A pharmacist by training, Adaku who has a strong passion for Campaign /Advocacy, was appointed ONE Youth Ambassador for UK in 2019. ONE is a global movement campaigning to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030, so that everyone everywhere can lead a life of dignity and opportunity. ONE’s proudest accomplishment includes – Helping secure at least $37.5 billion in funding for historic health initiatives, including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Her role as ONE Youth Ambassador sees her campaigning for world leaders to replenish the global fund and help fight extreme poverty and preventable diseases like AID’s, Malaria and TB especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Focusing on goal 3- (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages), Adaku advocates for Universal Health Coverage and better healthcare systems, calling Governments to action towards health promotion.

Through her health promotion initiative-Ask Your Pharmacist with Adaku (AYPWA), she would be providing public health education and support to the community, encouraging people to engage in healthy lifestyles and self-care during the Global ACT4SDGs week (September 20th-30th).

Adaku is a self-care champion for the UK Self-Care forum; she is also a guest/regular contributor to many international tabloids -Thisday News Nigeria, Vanguard News, Author at Tekedia, Author at business Africa News online; her articles are centered on good health and well-being, health promotion, disease prevention and good governance 




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1 THOUGHT ON Adaku Efuribe: Action Partner for the Global Week To #Act4SDGs

  1. I have read a few of Adaku’s articles and I must say she is very knowledgeable and writes with great passion. Our Country- Nigeria needs people like her in leadership.

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