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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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The public sphere is inundated with lessons from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and the 1st Virtual and 7th Annual Conference of the Association of Communication Scholars & Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN) and Annual General Meeting, holding from September 2-3, 2020, is, among others, providing opportunities to interrogate the issue of “Protecting Fundamental Rights & Freedom of Expression: Lessons Learned from COVID-19”, with a panel to be chaired by Professor of Mass Communication and Social Change, University of Jos who is currently on...

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Federal government, leveraging on the existing functional primary health facilities in the country,  has said it is increasing health facilities providing family planning services to 20,000 in recognition of its implications for people’s wellbeing.

Director, Family Health Department, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr Salma Anas-Kolo, who made the disclosure at a virtual meeting marking Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) National Close-out and end of project dissemination, said the plan to increase the number of health facilities providing family planning...

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

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Saturday, July 11, 2020

As Nigeria joins the World to celebrate this year’s World Population Day, Development Communications Network (DevComs) calls on the Nigerian government to provide for the needs of women and girls in line with this year’s World Population Day (WPD) which focuses on raising awareness of women’s and girls’ needs for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and vulnerabilities during the Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic.
It is imperative that the government should provide adequate protection against adversities arising from the negative consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on sexual and...

Saturday, July 11, 2020

As World population day is observed tomorrow, explosion of unwanted pregnancies and child birth has been predicted by medical experts as a result of COVID-19 pandemic that has led to lockdown and decreased access to family planning supplies.

World population day is an annual event observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989.

A recent United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) research highlighted that if the lockdown continues for...

Monday, June 29, 2020

Asaba, June 26, 2020(NAN) Experts on reproductive health, have blamed the setbacks witnessed in family planning uptake in Delta on inability to access the N25 million budgeted for the programme by state government.

They spoke at a roundtable and media chart on Friday in Asaba, on the theme,”Family Planning Budget Line Release; The Great Imperative in Delta State.”

They said that Delta Government budgeted N8.5 million in 2018 and through pressure and demand, the budget provision was pushed up to N25 million in 2020 but regretted that the fund was never released to finance...

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Authorities at the federal and state levels have been alerted on the urgent need to scale up efforts to arrest unmanageable population growth that might arise as a result of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

This could be done through increased annual health budgetary provision backed by family planning allocation releases.

Mrs. Rachael Obodo-Obunseli, the Chairperson Family Planning Advocacy Core Group in Delta State stated this at a media roundtable in Asaba at the weekend, with the theme, "Family Planning Budget Line Release: The Great Imperative in Delta State".


Friday, June 26, 2020

The need for intensified efforts at creating greater awareness on the numerous benefits of healthy family planning practice as a veritable measure against undesirable population in Nigeria has been stressed.

The urgency for all hands to be on deck in curtailing uncontrolled fertility levels or birthrate vis-a-vis increased unsafe abortion, maternal and neonatal deaths has been underscored by the outbreak of the COVID-19, the reproductive health experts observed.

Speaking at a media roundtable in Asaba at the weekend, with the theme, "Family Planning Budget Line Release: The...

Monday, June 29, 2020

Appeal has been made to the Delta State Government for quick release of the fund earmarked for Family Planning Services for effective sustenance of the services across the state.

The Chairperson, Advocacy Core Group for family planning, Barr. Rachael Obodo Obunseli made the appeal during a media chat on the theme "Family Planning Budget Line Release; The great Imperative in Delta State."

Continuing, Barr. Rachael said that the role of the Advocacy core group was to dispel the misconceptions beclouding the concept of Family Planning, while disseminating the message of the...

Thursday, May 21, 2020

About 80 child productive age women have assessed the family planning facility at Oleh, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State during the dreaded coronavirus pandemic lockdown, thereby recording sharp increase.

Reproductive Health Supervisor at the Oleh Primary Health Centre, Mrs. Atedezi Aforke who disclosed this to newsmen yesterday said the sharp increase in the number of users was a result of the lockdown, as the facility normally witnessed 60 and below monthly.

According to her, In a month, we record no fewer than 80 users from our list during the lockdown...