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Journalists, Experts Advocate Improved Coverage, Visibility For MMS In Nigeria

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Journalists, Experts Seek Improved Coverage, Visibility For MMS In Nigeria

Participants at a two-day capacity strengthening of journalists for improved coverage and visibility of multiple micro-nutrient supplements, MMS in Nigeria have called on government at all levels to prioritize MMS funding to reduce anemia among pregnant women.

In a communique signed by the Executive Secretary- CS-SUNN, Sunday Okoronkwo also stressed the need for state governments to commit to counterpart funding for MMS through the UNICEF Child Nutrition Fund.

The communique emphasized the need for the government to include MMS in the essential medicines list.

According to the participants, ” MMS should be included in recurring budget allocations and procurement plans at federal, state, and local government levels.

”Journalists/CSOs should be intentional on MMS campaigns using multi-media platforms to disseminate their reports.”

The event which was sponsored by Civil Society-Scaling up Nutrition in Nigeria had in attendance journalists and editors from Media platforms, key nutrition line Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, CS-SUNN National Team/State chapters, as well as UNICEF from Abuja, Nasarawa, Niger, Kaduna, Kano and Lagos States.

 

ALSO READ: Stakeholders Seek Ways To Reduce Anemia Among Pregnant Women In Nigeria

 

Written by: Modupe Aduloju

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