In the News: As part of the ongoing efforts to consolidate progress line with, the Ministry of Health with WHO support, conducted a review of the RMNCAH and Ageing programs in the months of September and October 2021. A comprehensive RMNCAH & HAA Strategic plan 2022 -2026 was thus developed with support from WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA. This strategic plan will guide the implementation of Sexual and Reproductive Health, maternal and newborn health, child health, adolescent health and healthy ageing including during the COVID pandemic.
Media advocacy training instituted by Development communications (DEVCOMS) Network and The challenge initiative (TCI), hosted a group of media practitioners and journalists to a 3-day workshop on media advocacy for family planning in Gombe state.
Media Forum in Plateau State instituted by the Development Communications Network and The challenge initiative (TCI) In a bid to drive media involvement in reducing maternal and child mortality.
Development Communications, The challege initiative and Plateau State Media Action for Family Planning under the auspices of Plateau State Primary Health Care Board visited Township and Dogon Agogo Primary Health Care centres in Jos North local government area of the state for advocacy.
Media roundtable instituted by Development communications network (DEVCOMS) in collaboration with The challenge initiatives (TCI) and kano state government organised a media roundtable for journalist in kano state.
The Director public Kano state health Ministry of health Dr Imam wada Bello said the pandemic has affected alot of areas, the economy,causes distraction of health services and many more.
Zoom media roundtable on “Why Access to Contraception is Critical in Covid-19 Response” , organised by the Development Communications Network (DevComs) in Asaba.
Prof. Josiah muthir a family planning expert spoke as Guest Speaker, According to him, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, families are compelled to stay home, day and night, for periods of between one to 12 weeks depending on the country or state, hence facilitating intimacy.
Media advocacy training instituted by Development Communications (DEVCOMS) Network and The Challenge Initiative (TCI).
Journalists in Bauchi State have been urged to sensitise families on the importance of child spacing.
The call was made by the Coordinator, DEVCOMS, Akinlolu Akinpelumi, recently during a three-day training for journalists in Bauchi State.
Stressing that as critical stakeholders in creating enabling environment and disseminating useful information to community members, he said journalists should be up and doing.
Media advocacy training instituted by Development communications (DEVCOMS) Network and The challenge initiative (TCI), hosted a group of media practitioners and journalists to a 3-day workshop on media advocacy for family planning in Kano state.
The workshop was aimed at highlighting the media’s role in enhancing advocacy for CBS in policy and action, strengthening the ability of the media to effectively disseminate CBS messages as well as build the capacity of journalists and reporters to serve as family planning and CBS advocates in the state.
Media advocacy instituted by The Development Communications (DevComs) Network and The Challenge Initiative (TCI) called on the Kano State government to create a specific budget line for Child Birth Spacing, CBS in order to reduce its high maternal mortality rate.
The DevComs Media Consultant, Mr Iliya Kure made the call during a three-day media advocacy training on childbirth spacing organised by DevComs and TCI, for journalists and social media influencers in the state.
Media Forum in Niger State instituted by the Development Communications Network and The Challenge Initiative (TCI) team arrived at the clinic on April 2nd 2020,they were welcomed by the Second in charge of the Family Planning Unit at the Clinic, Madam Hassana M. Hussani. She briefed the team on Family planning methods. She listed Some contraceptive methods.
Media advocacy training in Niger State instituted by the Development Communications Network and The Challenge Initiative (TCI) organised a three-day training for journalists on effective dissemination of information on family planning.
The training, held in Minna on Thursday, had participants drawn mainly from government owned media organisations in Niger State.
The participants also include Information officers, social media influencers and correspondents from the print, radio and television media.