A forum where paediatricians and other children's health care professionals provide evidence-based health education, information and professional answers to child-health related questions
Main beneficiary countries:Nigeria - Botswana - Kenya - South Africa - Ghana - Zambia - Uganda - Sierra Leone - United States - United Kingdom
Country of origin: Nigeria
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This initiative aims to address the issues of ignorance, beliefs and practices based on myths that are contributing significantly to the number of preventable deaths of children in Nigeria and Africa.
The Ask The Paediatricians Facebook group started on the 20th July 2015 has over half a million members from more than 100 countries but majority are from Nigeria. This group is making a well-known and proven child survival strategy – health education – available on the social media platform of Facebook where many of the target audience are. It gives them a more interactive platform at their convenience that is not readily available or accessible with the traditional facilities.
Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)
574411 Number of beneficiaries since launch
201186 Number of users per Day
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