Family Planning


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.


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.

Inability to access fund, a major setback for family planning in Delta — experts

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.”

COVID-19: Family Planning experts alert governments on urgent need to arrest population explosion

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".

COVID-19: Possible Population Explosion Worries Family Planning Experts, Encourage introducing FP methods to adolescents

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.

Release of Fund for Family Planning

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."

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.

Journalist visit to FSP Clinic, Limawa, Minna On Enlightenment as to family planning

Thursday, April 2, 2020

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.

Group trains journalists on dissemination of family planning information

Thursday, February 27, 2020

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.