Mrs Rabi Ekele, Bauchi state Programme Officer of a non-governmental organization, ‘The Challenge Initiative’ (TCI), has urged journalists in the state to give priority to reportage on Child Birth Spacing (CBS).
Making the call in Bauchi on Wednesday while addressing journalists, Ekele said such effort would help reduce the rate of maternal death in the state.
She stated that awareness campaign by journalists would make CBS a social norm, noting that media coverage of issues relating to child birth spacing was very low in the state.
According to her, increase in CBS reportage will help reduce myths and misconceptions surrounding family planning.
The officer further urged journalists to enlighten authorities concerned on the need to make adequate budgetary provisions for issues on child spacing.
Earlier, Mrs Elizabeth Kahh, who spoke on behalf of journalists, commended TCI for supporting the state chapter of Network for Reproductive Health Journalists of Nigeria.
She assured that journalists would live up to expectations by creating awareness and educating the public on the advantages of Child Birth Spacing.
Edited by Ifeyinwa Okonkwo