Journalists Can End Malaria Scourge – Kaduna NUJ Chairman

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AMDF Coordinator, Sekyen Dadik (second left) giving her remarks at the Media Round Table on 2019 World Malaria Day with a theme: 'Zero Malaria Starts With Me', held at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State secretariat on Wednesday April 24, 2019.

By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON

The Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna Council, Comrade Adamu Yusuf has charged media practitioners to do more in ending the malaria scourge.

He gave the charge, while speaking at the Media Round Table on 2019 World Malaria Day with a theme: ‘Zero Malaria Starts With Me’, held at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State secretariat on Wednesday April 24, 2019.

“I want to call on the media to contribute to eliminating malaria by reporting its effectively,” he charged.

Speaking further at the event with a sub theme: ‘End Malaria in Pregnant Women’ he said that Journalists should go to rural areas that lack health facilities and make such public for possible interventions.

In his remarks, Africa Prime News Managing Editor, Elder Jiseph Edegbo assured that they remain committed to educating the public on the dos and don’ts to rid the country and continent of malaria.

He said Malaria was preventable and can be eliminated.

“On behalf of AMDF we remain committed to ensuring that malaria is curtailed,” he stressed.

The one-day  Media Roundtable was organised by the Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) in partnership with Support to National Malaria Programme 2 (SuNMAP2) and Malaria Consortium – Global Fund.

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