Promote adolescents’ health, nutrition, NGO beckons Journalists

Promote adolescents’ health, nutrition, NGO beckons Journalists

Women Friendly Initiative (WiF), a non-governmental organisation, has urged journalists to assist in selling points referring to adolescent’s well being and diet within the nation.

The Chief Executive Officer, Women Friendly Initiative (WIF), Dr. Francis Eremutha, made the decision over the weekend at a capability constructing coaching organised for 18 chosen journalists within the Fct, Ebonyi, Plateau, Benue and Kwara State.

The three-day coaching held in Abuja was aimed toward elevating media assist for the Organization’s venture.

The trainees are anticipated to hitch in propagating an evidence-based advocacy and reportage of Adolescent Youth Health Friendly Services and diet in Nigeria.

While fielding questions from newsmen, Eremutha recognized drug/substance abuse, industrial intercourse, cultism, armed theft, Peer affect amongst different vices as a number of the main challenges confronted by adolescents, which disposes them to risks.

According to him, the peculiarities of adolescents and younger individuals demand that service suppliers supply them involved and pleasant care in services so as to not jeopardise their future.

Eremutha thereafter solicited the assist and collaboration of journalists to actualize the aim of WFI – SCALE venture within the chosen states as a prelude to altering the narratives in Nigeria.

“Women Friendly Initiative is a nationwide NGO, and we’ve got a grant from SCALE, funded by USAID that’s advocating for safer coverage implementation in Nigeria.

“The venture “accelerating sub-national advocacy for implementation of adolescents and youth pleasant well being companies (AYFHS) and the nationwide strategic plan of motion for diet (NSPAN) in 5 focal States and 11 LGAs of Nigeria and the FCT, is supported underneath USAID’s Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagements (SCALE) venture in Nigeria.

Speaking to Blueprint, the Programme Manager/Facilitator, WFI – SCALE venture, Mr Paul Aondofa Uche, described the partnership with the media as key, saying there was a have to amplify what the venture supposed to attain.

“We are advocating for a devoted and particular funds line for diet and adolescent and youth pleasant companies in two LGAs in Benue; Agatu and Gwer West, Ebonyi; Abakaliki and Ezar, Nasarawa;Lafia and Akwanga, Plateau; Mangu and Jos North and Kwara; Asa and Ilorin West,” he mentioned

Also talking the M&E Advisor / Facilitator WIF, Rosemary Adejoh, famous; “the media involvement stays key, as a reliable allies that they’re who for us are able to main the advocacy within the two years venture bordering on the well being of youngsters 0-5 years, girls reproductive well being, and discount in maternal mortality and morbidity owing to poor well being involves an finish.”

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