NGO trains journalists on maternal health reporting

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DUTSE – A Non-Governmental Organisation, the  Development Communication Network (DEVCOM), on Wednesday, organised a one-day sensatisation training for journalists in Jigawa on maternal health reporting.

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The Programme Officer of DEVCOM, Mr Ayodele Adesanmi, said that the training was organised in collaboration with the MacArthur Foundation.

Adesanmi said that the training was aimed at encouraging journalists to report maternal health and other health related issues.

He urged participants to help in creating awareness among the public, especially women in rural areas, to patronise health facilities, especially for ante-natal.

The programme officer called for collaboration among the media, community leaders, health workers and civil society organisations on maternal healthcare.

Participants were drawn from all the media houses operating in the state.

One of the participants, Muhammad Zangina, commended the NGO for organising the workshop.

He said the gesture would encourage journalists to develop interest in reporting maternal health issues. (NAN)

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