The 2-day National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) media literacy training conducted on 15th and 16th June 2016 in Abuja inspired participants representing the various malaria stakeholders.
The objective of the training was to impart to stakeholders skills needed for effective communication of information on malaria prevention and control to the media and the public in Nigeria with a focus on improving programme officers’ relationships with journalists.
The media literacy training was attended by some staff of NMEP, Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) and personnel from other Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization (ACSM) partners.
Ekene Ngwu, Communications Officer, ARFH, said: “this media literacy workshop greatly inspired participants to improve their relationship with the media, and provided an opportunity to share ideas, knowledge and experiences with others involved in the fight to eliminate malaria in Nigeria”.
The capacity building workshop, which held at Bolton White Hotels, Garki, Abuja, was conducted by renowned media consultant, Anselm Okolo, and featured a presentation by veteran broadcaster, and former Editorial Head at AIT Television, Chukwudi Okolie-Ugbaja.
The NMEP is a government body charged with coordinating the national interventions towards the prevention, treatment and control of malaria in Nigeria.