March 20, 2023



Promote adolescents’ well being, vitamin, NGO beckons Journalists

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

The Chief Govt Officer, Ladies Pleasant 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 help for the Group’s undertaking.

The trainees are anticipated to affix in propagating an evidence-based advocacy and reportage of Adolescent Youth Well being Pleasant Companies and vitamin in Nigeria.

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

In accordance with 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 help and collaboration of journalists to actualize the aim of WFI – SCALE undertaking within the chosen states as a prelude to altering the narratives in Nigeria.

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

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Talking to Blueprint, the Programme Supervisor/Facilitator, WFI – SCALE undertaking, Mr Paul Aondofa Uche, described the partnership with the media as key, saying there was a must amplify what the undertaking meant to attain.

“We’re advocating for a devoted and particular price range line for vitamin and adolescent and youth pleasant providers 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

Additionally 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 undertaking bordering on the well being of youngsters 0-5 years, ladies reproductive well being, and discount in maternal mortality and morbidity owing to poor well being involves an finish.”