From Ahmed Kaigama, Bauchi
A Non Governmental Organisation, Evidence for Action (E4A) Mamaye Project, has trained sixty journalists and members of Civil Society Organizations in Bauchi state on the use of Specific Measurable Accuracy Reliability and time bound (SMART) approach for developing future work plans to address challenges in Maternal Neo Natal Child Health (MNCH).
The State Coordinator of E4A Mamaye Project, Mr. Gideon Poki stated this at the end of a two days training held at Command Guest In Bauchi yesterday, he said the objective of the training was to equip and sharpen the skills of the three sub-committees that made up BaSAM in the art of developing work plan that would seek to address challenges surrounding Maternal and Neo-natal child health (MNCH) in line with best practice and evidence based.
He commended participants for the kind enthusiasm exhibited during the training, urging them to use the knowledge and the approaches in the SMART to reduce the death of mother and children in the state.
The lead consultant of the training, Mr. Timi Owolabi said he was impress with the performance of the participants and also called on them to always apply the SMART approach in developing future work plan for the E4A Mamaye Project. Mr. Owolabi added that “ I have learnt a great from you too in the course of facilitating this training”.
One of the participant Mr. Paul Orude of the Sun Newspaper ,said the training program has impacted positively and has “broaden my horizon on the rudiments in the development of a standard work plan in line with global best practice”.
The training drew participants from the Advocacy, Evidence and Knowledge Management Sub-committees that has the participation of CSOs, Media, Academia and relevant MDAs that made BaSAM.