Adamu Aminu, Kano.
Driven by the needs to enlightening the general public towards understanding the advantages of childbirth spacing for sustainable socio-economic development.
The Challenge Initiative, Nigeria in collaboration with Development Communication Network, ( DevComm ) organised 3-day training of media personnel, social media influencers and MDA’s officials on Media Advocacy for Childbirth spacing held in Kano.
While highlighting, the purpose of the training, state coordinator of The Challenges Initiative TCI Musa Abdullahi Sufi said the sole objective of the gathering is to come together with various media and understand the basic concept of family planning and childbirth spacing.
” The media being at the forefront and also have a vital role to play towards enlightening the general public on the advantages of childbirth spacing, and to promote where the government is performing and also the areas which need improvement in providing good health care service,” he said.
Sufi also stressed that the key areas which media should be focused, as part of the advocacy are to make people clearly understand that family planning and childbirth spacing, not meant to reduce population growth.
” Actually, we are engaging religious and community leaders to inform the public about the importance of the concepts, which would impact tremendously in clearing the myths and misconception tenaciously attached to it” Sufi added.
During the 3-day training, which commenced Wednesday to Friday, media personnel would be taught the family planning method and understand the cultural and religious context and also how to handle peculiar scenarios while reporting with regard to cultural and religious challenges.
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