The Savana Signatures (SavSign), a Tamale based NGO, has called for closer collaboration and partnership between it and the media to undertake activities that would promote development of the Northern Region.

logo-Savana-SignaturesMr John Agbenyo, Executive Director of Savana Signatures who made the call in Tamale on Friday during a media interaction, said his outfit was interested in working with partners such as the media to promote the interests of people centred programmes in the country.

The media interaction was organized by the NGO with the aim of fostering a stronger partnership to always convey accurate information about the programmes and projects of the NGO.

Mr Agbenyo said the media played a very crucial role in nation building and stressed the importance of fostering a strong collaboration and assured that SavSign would continue to work with the media to achieve the desired results.

He said in SavSign?s short existence in the Northern and Volta regions, it had chalked a lot of successes in ICT evolution and mentioned the enhanced skills, knowledge and approaches in the use of ICT tools by midwives and community health nurses to communicate maternal health information and a functioning maternal health information communication system used to lobby for scale up.

He said through its operation there had been an increased access to easy-to-understand maternal health care information by 60 per cent of expectant mothers in project target facilities.

He said SavSign was also working to ensure that the quality of teaching and learning were enhanced through the use of ICT and gender sensitive pedagogy and students particularly girls were increasingly transiting to high levels of schooling.

Mr Abgenyo said improving quality health care for expectant mothers and promoting their access to sexual reproductive health and rights information through ICT use by health professionals were some of the aims and objectives of SavSign.

Savana Signatures is an ICT oriented NGO operating in the Northern and Volta regions and seeks to use ICT as a tool to develop the minds of youth, women and vulnerable segments of the population to enhance their livelihoods and for nation building.

GNA

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