Advocacy

NGO Trains Bauchi Journalists on Child Birth Spacing

Monday, March 2, 2020

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.

DevComs, TCI trains Kano journalists on media advocacy for Child Birth Spacing

Saturday, February 29, 2020

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.

Child Birth Spacing - Devcoms, TCI Advocate Creation of Specific Budget Line in Kano

Monday, March 9, 2020

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.

Advocacy visit to News Agency of Nigeria

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Development Communication Network in Partnership with Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative carried out a Courtesy Visit to News Agency of Nigeria, Lagos Office. The visit was carried out to promote Family Planning services which can be used as a strategy to reduce Maternal Mortality in Nigeria. There is need to increase the visibility of Family Planning stories in the paper and Development Communication Network (DEVCOMS) is hoping to achieve this by  carrying out the advocacy visit and meeting with the stakeholders.

August Meeting: State Prepares Health Communicators For Breastfeeding Campaign

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Enugu State Government has embarked on the training of health communicators on how to effectively deliver exclusive breastfeeding campaign messages to women during their annual August Meeting in the state.
 
The state Director of Public Health, Dr. Okechukwu Ossai, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Enugu.
 
August Meeting, a community or faith-based meeting of married women, peculiar to the South East serves as a social integration, re-engineering and economic forum for women.
 

UN bids Osotimehin farewell, calls for renewed advocacy on HIV/AIDS

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The UN Resident Coordinator, Mr Edward Kalllon, has called for a renewed commitment to champion advocacy for persons living with HIV/AIDS in the country.
 
Kalllon made the call at the Memorial Service organised  by the UN system in Nigeria on Friday in Abuja to honor late Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin.
 
Osotimehin, who until his death was the Executive Director of UN Population Fund (UNFPA), died on June 4 in Harrison, New York, at the age of 68.
 

Worry over Maternal, Child Deaths in Nigeria

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The arrival of new born babies, are often greeted with fanfare but where the unexpected happens, the mood in such homes are better imagined than felt.

 

Research says one out of the 13 pregnant women out there dies while giving birth to new born. More worrisome is another that says four women die at child birth per hour, making it more pathetic that 96 of our pregnant women die daily during delivery in Nigeria.

DEVCOMS, NURHI to spread Family Planning Spitfire Advocacy

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Nigeria’s population continues to increase rapidly with no commensurate development in health care service delivery. With a current estimated population of 186 million and an annual growth rate of about 2.5%, Nigeria’s huge population, fuelled by high birth rate without good family planning, can be a huge burden with resultant poor health indices such as high maternal and infant deaths. Nigeria’s maternal and child deaths is one of the highest in the world.

DEVCOMS, NURHI charge Social Media Influencers on Family Planning

Friday, March 31, 2017

Development Communications Network, DEVCOMS, in collaboration with Nigerian Urban Rural Health Initiative, NURHI, organized a 2-day training for social media influencers/bloggers on Family Planning Projection in Nigeria.
 
Held in Lagos, Ibadan and Kaduna, the focus of the training was designed to increase the awareness and need to adopt family planning methods in the reduction of maternal and newborn deaths recorded in the country.
 

Experts task media on importance of family planning advocacy

Monday, November 14, 2016

A Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Prof. Terrumun Swende, has tasked media
practitioners on the importance of family planning among the populace.
Prof. Swende, who is also the chairman of Family Planning Advocacy Working Group
Benue State chapter challenged media practitioners to be in the vanguard of
projecting the importance of family planning in the society.

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