FAMILY PLANNING: IRETI EDA” Radio Program Returns


“IRETI EDA” Radio Program Returns: Weekly Program to Air in Oyo State

 

The “Get It Together” Campaign, led by the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative 2 (NURHI 2), will launch 26 new episodes of their weekly radio program – Ireti Eda – during the week of July 14, 2017.

 

The new episodes of Ireti Eda in Oyo continues the captivating drama it was known for intermixed with real-life testimonials from community leaders, health service providers, and program listeners. This combination of entertaining and educational content encourages all Nigerians and Oyo people in particular to KNOW the facts about family planning, TALK to their partner, and GO for family planning services – the key message of NURHI 2’s Get It Together campaign.

 

“I like the radio program Ireti Eda because it educates us on Family Planning, especially through the drama characters, highlighting the need, importance and methods of Family Planning. I do not miss any episode as I have learnt a lot from the expert that answers questions also, as some of the things they said are things I have experienced as a woman. The program is very good and It it should be continued.” Bunmi.

 

As in the previous three seasons, this radio program will feature the latest jams, real-life stories from satisfied family planning users, and the chance to win weekly prize, which will be N1,000 recharge cards. The programs will also offer listeners the opportunity to call-in and speak directly with family planning experts, who answer their questions live on-air.

 

Dr Mojisola Odeku, NURHI 2 Portfolio Director said “Listeners are hooked on the programs’ serial dramas and know they can trust the project to provide factual and accurate health information. Fans can even call-in to the program to have their questions answered by family planning experts, one of the more popular features.”

 

The new episodes of Ireti Eda radio program build on the success of the first seasons, NURHI 1’s popular radio programs, and the campaign’s 2016 hit song “Get It Together,” featuring Paul ‘P Square’ Okoye and Tiwa Savage. At the same time, NURHI 2 has helped establish a network of trained health providers offering friendly and confidential family planning services. NURHI 2 locations can be recognized by the blue, yellow and orange puzzle piece logo with signs that say ‘FP services available here.’

 

The new episodes’ premiere dates, radio stations, and broadcast times are as follows:

 

Oyo:

-Splash 105.5FM: Fridays 3-4pm (Start date: July 14)

-Amuludun 99.1FM: Mondays 3-4pm (Start Date: July 17)

 

Radio listeners can join in the conversation and see what other fans are saying on Get It Together’s official Facebook page: @getittogetherng

 

For more information please visit www.nurhitoolkit.org, send an email to info@nurhi.org or call Toyeke on 0905-261-5272.

 

About the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative 2 (NURHI 2)

The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative 2 (NURHI 2) funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/T. J. Mather is using communication to increase demand for family planning among men and women. It is led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (JHCCP) in partnership with the Center for Communication Programs Nigeria (CCPN).

 

 

2 comments on “FAMILY PLANNING: IRETI EDA” Radio Program Returns

  1. Reblogged this on emotanafricana.com and commented:
    An old idea of using radio to disseminate an idea like family planning in Nigeria is ver welcome.

    It seems Nigeria’s run-away population growth is of no concern to govt at all leveks by the sheer growth rate while scarce resiurces continue to be devoted to religious pilgrimages.

    That Nigeria will supposedly be the THIRD MOST-POPULATED COUNTRY ON EARTH in a couple of decades has not registered any government concern is baffling.

    As nothing stops states from charting their own paths on an issue like this, it would be good if SW states and those that think Nigeria’s population growth has already passed an unsustainable level would emulatw Oyo.

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  2. I quite agree with you that government at all levels need to be proactive to checking the proliferation of population in Nigeria, we stand at an high risk level of 5.7 child birth rate and low use and access to contraceptive. On the bright side NGOs have come to the rescue of sensitizing, subsidizing and supplying the needed materials towards combating maternal and infant mortality risk.
    I recently learnt that the Oyo state government been one of the beneficiaries of NUHRI and NGOs on this issue has separated its Family Planning Budget from the Usual parent budget of Sexual and Reproductive Health in a bid to achieveing he sustainable and sustained family planning needs.

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