The influence of the global health campaigns on the coverage of HIV/AIDS,malaria and polio in Nigerian newspapers

Semiu, Bello (2015) The influence of the global health campaigns on the coverage of HIV/AIDS,malaria and polio in Nigerian newspapers. Rajendra Printers and Publishers, 3 (4). pp. 3-24. ISSN 2320-8244

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This study examines the influence of the global health campaignson the coverage of HIV/AIDS, malaria and polio in Nigeriannewspapers. Newspaper among other mass media, give coverage tohealth issues to create awareness and inform members of the public,which may facilitate good health outcomes. HIV/AIDS, malaria andpolio are three major health problems that are ravaging the socio-economic life of members of Nigerian populace. It is, however, reportedby newspaper health reporters in Nigeria that these health problemsalso dominate health pages in Nigerian newspapers compared to otherhealth issues. The researcher, using survey method, found out fromnewspaper health reporters that the dominance of HIV/AIDS, malariaand polio on the health pages of Nigerian newspapers is due to theglobal health campaigns. The health reporters argue that the burdensof these diseases resulted into the ongoing global health campaignsand have consequently widened their media coverage over the years.This, according to health reporters, is reflected in the domination ofHIV/AIDS, malaria and polio on the health pages of Nigeriannewspapers. This study, however, concludes that, efforts should beintensified by the Nigerian government and other international healthand funding agencies to increase the global health campaigns for thepurpose of eradicating and reducing the global health problems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: HIV/AIDS, malaria, polio, health reporters, Nigeriannewspapers, global health campaigns, healthJournal of Media and Social Development
Subjects: A Arts and Humanities > Journalism and Mass Media Communication
Divisions: Department of > Journalism and Mass Communication
Depositing User: Dr Raju C
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2021 10:09
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2021 10:09

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