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The Guardian reporter, Musa, receives CAMA award

By Guardian Editor
01 December 2022   |   12:41 pm
The Guardian reporter, Waliat Musa, has received the Cleft Awareness Media Award (CAMA) Nigeria, 2022, as the second runner-up among a pool of journalists across the 36 states of the country. The award is in recognition of her passion and commitment to advocating the cause of persons with disabilities, especially, people living with cleft lip and…

The Guardian reporter, Waliat Musa, has received the Cleft Awareness Media Award (CAMA) Nigeria, 2022, as the second runner-up among a pool of journalists across the 36 states of the country.

The award is in recognition of her passion and commitment to advocating the cause of persons with disabilities, especially, people living with cleft lip and palate in Nigeria.

The ceremony was held during the National Surgical, Obstetric, Anaesthesia and Nursing Plan for Nigeria (NSOANP) summit with cleft care stakeholders in Apo, Abuja, yesterday.
Other recipients of the award are Gyang Musa of Daily Sun Newspaper (winner) and Adenike Adebowale of Premium Times (first runner-up). 

The awardees were selected from 32 entries across the six geopolitical zones with a panel of judges from notable media houses in Nigeria and an observer from Mozambique using the Media Content Analysis tool.

The Nigerian Society of Anaesthetists (NSA), in collaboration with the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WESA) also honoured the Vice President and Africa Regional Director, Smile Train, Mrs Nkeiruka Obi, in recognition of her exemplary leadership qualities, dedication, selfless and meritorious service to the society and humanity

Senior Programme Manager, Smile Train, West Africa, Victoria Awazia, said the CAMA award was put in place as a result of misinformation and disinformation on cleft that adds to the stigmatisation of sufferers.

She added: “Smile Train organised the CAMA Awards as a way to encourage journalists for their selfless services in creating awareness about cleft. We didn’t just choose the winners randomly; metrics was used, with judges in Nigeria, Kenya and Mozambique.”

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