Social Media for Social Good; On Friday 16 May, 2014, partners around Nigeria will be advocating for better child and maternal health via a Twitter chat with the theme “Every Newborn: an action plan to end preventable deaths”
As you are very much aware, progress on improving newborn survival has not caught pace with progress on improving under-five child deaths and maternal deaths. Also, newborn deaths now account for at least 44% of under-five child deaths, and if Nigeria must meet MDG4, we need to accelerate action and interventions to save our precious little ones.
The twitter chat will be hosted by partner organization and has themes and perspectives to help drive the strategic objectives and goals. We are also hoping to reach out to many different audiences to celebrate the live-saving work of midwives and the wider impact on maternal, newborn, and child health, that improved policy implementation brings.
Here is the schedule for tomorrow:
Organization: Wellbeing Foundation Africa (@wellbeingafrica)
Time: 11am Nigerian Time
Theme: The importance of client-held (for both mother and child) personal health records in ensuring quality ante-natal, delivery, and post-natal care
Organization: Save the Children Nigeria (@SavechildrenNG)
Time: 11pm Nigerian Time
Theme: Why is newborn health in emergency settings important – State of the World’s Mothers Report.
Organization: Mamaye Nigeria (@MamaYeNigeria)
Theme: The importance of government commitments to newborn health and prematurity
Organization: Notagain Campaign (@notagaincampaig)
Theme: Importance of political, expert leadership for newborn health in Nigeria
Organization: Society for Family Health (@SFHNigeria)
Theme: Interventions/commodities/innovations for newborn health, prematurity in Nigeria
Organization: Association for Reproductive and Family Health (@ARFH_nig)
Theme: The low-cost interventions to save the lives of mothers & newborns that exist and are available in Nigeria
Organization: Digital Media Development Initiatives (@DMDInitiatives)
Time: 5pm Nigerian Time
Theme: Using Social Media as a tool to advocate for the Newborn
Organization: Development Innovation (@devnovate)
Time: 6pm Nigerian Time
Theme: Technology and Social and behavioral change communication (SBCC) in promoting maternal and newborn and child health in Nigeria
Organization: Targeted States High Impact Project, Nigeria (@TSHIP_Nigeria)
Time: 7pm Nigerian Time
Theme: Making Life Saving Commodities Available in Nigeria: The story of Chlorhexidine for safe umbilical cord care.
Main Hashtag: #EveryNewborn
Associated hashtags: #EWECprogress | #SOWMy2014 | #WHA67 | #Nigeria | #Promise4Children | #newbornhealth | #maternalhealth| #post2015
Feel free to join the conversation and invite your friends over.