From Mohammad Ibrahim Kaduna
Africa Media Development Foundation, AMDF, is to hold a conference on maternal, neonatal and child mortality in Northern Nigeria.
This is even as the AMDF has called on journalists to help end the menace in the region.
The second annual Media Conference tagged “MediaAfrica” will be held in Kaduna state on December 12th, 2017 .
The organisers in a statement signed by its Coordinator Sekyen Dadik believe that no development project can effectively achieve its desired goals without the involvement of the media.
Hence, AMDF came up with a Media Conference tagged ‘MediaAfrica’, a platform for national discourse to bring to the fore development issues affecting Nigeria and Africa at large and the place of the media in addressing such.
“With the ever increasing focus of the global community on issues of maternal and child health amongst other sustainable development goals, the media as well as other development stakeholders must rise to the challenge and effectively contribute in curbing the increasing menace of maternal, neonatal and child mortality especially in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
“MediaAfrica 2017 with the theme “MNCH in Nigeria: Progress, Opportunities, and challenges: The role of the Media in Curbing Maternal Death” is meant to draw the attention of media practitioners to deeply understand their role in reducing maternal death rate, especially in northern Nigeria, as well as help partners and government on media engagement strategies for effective result,” the statement reads.
Participants are drawn from Media, Government, Development Partners, Nongovernmental Organizations, and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).