This report is a summary of the outcome of a one-month media monitoring of health-related issues in four newspapers, namely, The Punch, Daily Sun, Vanguard and Premium Times (published online only).
The monitoring was conducted on health related media reports published in the aforementioned newspapers in December 2020, as a baseline components of the Media in Health Care Accountability Project (MEHCAP), being implemented by the International Press Centre (IPC) with the funding support of the US Consulate General, Lagos.
The Media in Health Care Accountability Project (MeHCAP) is conceived within the context of the strategic initiative of building and rebuilding the capacity of the media and journalists to serve as effective catalysts of fundamental health care reforms. The project anticipates investigative and community-driven health reporting initiatives to ensure the emergence of functional hospitals and other health care facilities with the functionality measured by adequate response to the needs of the people at the primary and secondary health sector levels.
In the context of this strategic initiative, the aim of the monitoring is to provide baseline information that would help in the structuring of a training programme for 45 journalists in the three regions of South South, South East and South West.
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