By Ibrahim Mohammad, Kaduna
Coalition of Civil Society Organizations, CSO’s and madia practitioners urged medical regulatory bodies in the country to ensure their members adhere strictly to standard ethical practice of their profession in discharging their duties.
The two bodies also urged government to ensure effective supervision of health care providers, especially at public health facilities.
The called was contained in a communique issued at the end of a one day CS-media forum on Maternal Health Accountability under the NOTAGAIN campaign in Kaduna.
The project was supported by the MacArthur and Development Communications, DevComs).
The communique was signed on behalf of the CSO’s representatives from MCH-CS Partnership, Isah Gidado, Stella Solomon Kabruk of News Agency of Nigeria, and Africa Media Development Foundation, Zibiah Dabbason.
“Government should ensure adequate, and availability of Drugs and consumables in health facilities.
“The media should partner CSO’s and showcase MCH programs in Kaduna state.
“The media should allocate more time in their news reportage and. Programming and focus on maternal and child health issues.
“The CSO’s should continue in their Advocacy to reach out to more stakeholders,
“The CSO’s should continue with sensitization in the communities for community members to patronize health facilities for maternal health attention.
“The CSO’s should collaborate with the media executives on promoting maternal health issues in Kaduna state,” the communique however reads.