From Adamu Leleku, Damaturu
The World Health Organisation in collaboration with the Yobe state Ministry of Health have trained Journalists and Social Media influencers on Health and Behavioral Change reporting in Yobe.
The WHO Coordinator in Yobe Dr Nuhu Barau Ningi, said the 3 days workshop held in dand dunes hotel in Damaturu was organised World Health Organisation to improve journalistic view, perspective on health reporting.
He said the workshop was organised meant to improve skills beyond mere informative reporting to health behevior outcome reporting.
According to him, the training will increase the preponderance of lifesaving information on the mass media and social platforms so as to enable at risk population to take informed decisions to protect themselves from diseases infections.
Earlier the Executive Secretary of Yobe State Primary Health Care Development Agency Dr Babagana Kundi Machina, said the training will re-emphasize the roles of media during and after emergencies response.
He described Journalists and Social Media influencers as public health ambassadors because of pre-vital role they play on health care response.