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NGO trains 30 journalists on advocacy for Child Birth Spacing in Bauchi

From: Ruth Yarnap, Bauchi
In  its efforts  to support the Bauchi State Government  towards creating accessible Child Birth Spacing(CBS) services, a Non Governmental Organization  known as The Challenge Initiative  (TCI) Bauchi office has commenced a three days training for 30 journalists in Bauchi on advocacy and create awareness to the public on safe motherhood in the state.
The Bauchi state programme  coordinator, TCI, Mrs. Rabi Ekele  said that TCI is implemented by John Hopkins Center for Communication  program with funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with the goal of increasing the capability of state governments to provide life-saving reproductive health, child birth spacing information and services to families and communities, especially among the urban areas.
Since the inception of TCI in the state,  she said the initiative have supported the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency to renovate and equip 20 health facilities using 73 Health Makeovers, HMO.
According to her, they are ready to ensured that women, children  and the entire family  live healthily because of the many  benefits associated with spacing  children in the state.
In her address during  the opening ceremony, the wife of the Bauchi State Governor, Dr Aisha Mohammed revealed  that her foundation has conducted medical out reach to 3,000 women in Misau local government of Bauchi state have been offered free medical screening  through her pet project known as Al-Muhibbah foundation.
The media, she said are partners for any meaningful development, hence their ability to work with the government is important in creating awareness among the people.
According to her, “health is one of the top priority areas of this administration and that is why his Excellency when he came into power, declared a state of emergency on the health sector”.
She added, “ever since, he has been working round the clock to ensure that health care reached the people at all levels.”
“My pet project, Al-Muhibbah Foundation, is collaborating with different NGOs and the PHC agency to give all the needed support towards providing quality health care services to our women and children”.
“With the coming of this administration I have done series of free medical services which include sickle cell screening for over 300 Children in collaboration with E-Health, Africa and also Malaria screening and distribution of drugs to over 500 people in Bauchi, Misau, Alkaleri and Nabardo in Toro local government.”
Dr Aisha Mohammed  then appealed to the people of the state to support the present administration and called on the media to champion the cause of women and children in the state.

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