UNICEF Reviews Production, Broadcast, Routine Immunisation, Child Survival, COVID-19 Prevention, Containment

Nigeria – UNICEF, Community For Development (C4D), Enugu Field Office Implementing Partners (IPs) recently reviewed production and broadcast of Joint programme (JP) on Routine Immunization (RI), Child Survival (CS) and COVID-19 prevention and containment by 14 radio stations in Anambra.

The Joint production and broadcast programme was carried out from December 2020 to February 2021 through many radio episodes to include jingles, interviews and voice pops.

This is to ensure wider coverage and sensitisation of the public on Routine Immunisation, Child Survival, COVID-19 prevention and containment.

The one-day review meeting, which was held at Dannic Hotels, Enugu was backed by the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Enugu State with support from UNICEF.

The meeting had in attendance 7 states of UNICEF C4D Field Office to include Abia, Anambra, Benue, Cross River, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo.

The Enugu C4D Field Office comprises eight states and only Kogi was not in attendance.

The meeting offered the Implementing partners an opportunity to share experiences on progress made so far as well as challenges encountered during implementation of the Joint radio programmes.

It also enabled the states to identify further strategies to improve future implementation of the programme.

Part of the event was commendation of senior programmers’ implementing officers for their doggedness in the discharge of their duties.

The officers include Director, NOA Imo State, Mr Vitus Ekeocha SOMTEC Desk Officer, Mrs Chineze George-Ileka of the Anambra Ministry of Information and Public Enlightenment, and Director, NOA Enugu State, Mr Isaac Onukwube.

The C4D Specialist, Enugu Field Office, Dr Hilary Ozor enjoined other programme officers to also put in their best in order to meet up with UNICEF goals.

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