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Development Communications (DevComs) Network’s program director, Akin Jimoh, facilitates a 3-day training on strengthening the capacity of journalists for improved nutrition reportage and visibility across Nigeria.
The workshop was organized by the Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) with the objective to cause a paradigm shift from event-based- reporting to solutions journalism in the context of nutrition research..
DevComs trains staff and CSO Partners on Radio Presenting
Development Communications (DevComs) Network has commenced a 1-month training on radio presenting, audio editing, and online radio management for its staff and 2 other CSOs.
The training according to the management was organized to build staff capacity in online radio while extending the opportunity to its partner organizations to benefit as well.
Urgent investment towards putting an end to preventable and curable diseases like Tuberculosis is very important to address the needles deaths and infirmities in Nigeria.
As the country commemorates the 2022 World TB Day, themed, “Invest to End TB. Save Lives” the government needs to pay urgent attention to the response to TB disease which has not gone anywhere despite Nigerians’ distraction due to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
February 14, (THEWILL) – Pathfinder International, a family planning organisation, has partnered Ogun State Government, in reproductive health and family planning initiatives to further improve the wellbeing of women in childbearing age.
The Programme Officer, Reproductive Health and Family Planning, Pathfinder International, Nigeria, Malam Yusuff Nuhu, who thanked the state government for providing an enabling environment for the partnership to thrive, said the agency would continue to work with the state in achieving efficient health care delivery.
The Federal Government has launched new birth-control policy, stressing the need for urgent measures to address Nigeria’s high fertility rate, through expanding access to modern contraceptive methods across the country.
Nigeria’s population is projected to hit 400 million by 2050 according to the United Nations.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Nigeria accounts for over 34 percent of global maternal deaths. The lifetime risk of dying during pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, or after an abortion for a Nigerian woman is 1 in 22, compared to 1 in 4900 in developed countries. Preventing maternal mortality and improving the maternal health of Nigerian women needs a multifaceted undertaking. The combined efforts can be accomplished through the collective efforts of health care providers, members of society, and the government as a whole.
According to the World Health Organisation, Nigeria accounts for over 34 per cent of global maternal deaths. The lifetime risk of dying during pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, or after an abortion for a Nigerian woman is 1 in 22, compared to 1 in 4,900 in developed countries. Preventing maternal mortality and improving the maternal health of Nigerian women therefore needs a multifaceted undertaking.
Born in 1970, Bosede Afolabi, is a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria. She has dedicated over 19 years of her life in improving the lives of mothers and their babies in Nigeria.