International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Influence of Television Health Programmes on Maternal Health
Atakiti, Ifeoluwa O.; Dr. Ojomo, Olusegun W.

The importance of women’s health in the development of a nation is underscored by its frequent appearance in national developmental plans. This study examined the Influence of Television Health Programmes on maternal health focusing on Badagry and Ikenne Local Government Areas and health programmes on Lagos State Television and Ogun State Television. The purpose of this study was to generate empirical data for stakeholders in the Nigerian Health sector to improve maternal health. The study used questionnaire to gather data from 300 and 160Pregnant and post-partum women from Badagry and Ikenne local government areas. Respectively, 441 copies of questionnaire were analysed using descriptive statistics. The study found that while television health programmes had a moderate influence on women in the two local government areas, rate of exposure is low. The study concluded that women health programmes should be a blend of education and entertainment as respondents prefer edutainment programmes.

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