Activities

Agwan Gwuragwu - A Community in Neglect Calling for Government’s Intervention

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Agwan Gwuragwu in Karomajiji is a secluded community for people living with disabilities. The community is located along the airport road by the National Military Cemetry which is after the national stadium in Abuja. One of the major challenges for the inhabitants of Agwan Gwuragu is the absence of a health centre.
 

Field visit to Kakura Community in Kaduna Reveal Agony of Pregnant Women

Friday, August 12, 2016

Women and children in rural areas are not the only ones disproportionately affected by poor quality of maternal and child health care delivery. Those in communities few kilometers away from the city are faced with health threats also due to the absence of health facilities.
 

Field Visit: Igbologun Community Yearn for Government’s Intervention

Friday, June 10, 2016

When NOTAGAIN Campaign Media team visited Igbologun, an island community in Amuwo Odofin Local Governmenr Area of Lagos State, we witnessed the helpless situation experienced by pregnant women and children in the community with respect to health care. Located close to the traditional ruler’s quarters is a Maternity Centre which appeared to be deserted as there were no patients in the facility at the time of visit.
 

When DevComs Paid Advocacy Visit To Media Houses In Lagos State

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

In recognition of the power of the media to project issues in ways that stimulate public discourse and draw the attention of policy and decision makers to issues of importance, Development Communications (DevComs) Network paid visits to Lagos State based media houses to solicit support for increased projection of Reproductive, Maternal Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) issues on their platforms.
 

Maternal and child health care: Rural communities still disproportionately in need

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Access to and utilization of healthcare services is related to the availability of the right type of care for those in need, financial accessibility, quality of care, geographical accessibility, and acceptability of service provided.  In developing countries like Nigeria, access to quality health services in the public sector has been a universal challenge owing to the aforementioned factors. The state of the Nigerian public health system is largely dysfunctional and grossly under-funded.

DevComs trains health reporters, producers on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Advocacy

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

To improve accuracy and facilitate effective reportage of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCAH) issues in the media space, DevComs organized a training on RMNCH Advocacy for media professionals in Lagos.
 
The participants made up of core group of news reporters, producer, editor from print, radio and television were taken through basic terminologies in RMNCH, religious and traditional factors related to RMNCH in Nigeria, Sustainable Development Goals, and a number of policies and laws related with RMNCH in Nigeria.
 

Time to provide needed materials for Family Planning in Nigeria –Famakin

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Chairman of Sustainable Family Planning Providers’ Association, Dr Monday Famakin has urged the Federal,states and local governments to provide  the needed materials for the smooth running of Family Planning in Nigeria.
 
Dr Famakin made the call in Ibadan while  speaking on ‘Policy environment for Family Planning in Nigeria’ at a two-day training on Family Planning /Child Spacing tagged “Effective Family Planning Coverage in Nigeria” for journalists especially On Air Personalities in Ibadan.
 

Women in Ibeshe and Ilashe communities in Ori-ade Local Council Development Area of Lagos State beseech government to come to their aid

Monday, September 12, 2016

Lagos, December 2015 - As part of our NOTAGAIN Campaign project aimed at ending maternal deaths in Nigeria, we embarked on field visit with journalists from Print, Radio and Television to enable them have hands-on information on the experiences of women and children at the grassroots. The visits were made to two riverine communities in Ibeshe Ward in Oriade LCDA, namely Ibeshe and Ilashe.

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