WHO Tasks Nigerian Media On Ending COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

The World Health Organisation (WHO), has urged health journalists in Nigeria not to deter from the role of educating, mobilising and creating awareness to help halt the COVID-19 pandemic.

WHO’s Communication Officer, Charity Warigon, gave the charge at the opening of a two-day annual conference organized by the Association of Nigeria Health Journalists (AHNEJ) holding in Keffi, Nasarawa State on Thursday, with the theme, ‘Improving confidence in COVID-19 Vaccine.’

According to her, the media and journalists are the bridge between scientists and the public thus, it’s critical to ensure the provision of accurate, timely, credible, understandable, relevant and actionable information.

On his part, Media and Communication Officer of Pathfinder International, Mr. Bayo Eboola, there was  need to confront the problem of vaccine hesitancy headlong, so as to quicken the pace of ending the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

 

Culled from: https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2021/11/25/who-tasks-media-to-create-awareness-in-ending-covid-19-vaccine-hesitancy/ WHO Tasks Media to Create Awareness in Ending COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

 

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