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Causes and consequence of COVID-19 Information Crisis in Africa. And what we can do about it?

Saturday, April 18, 2020

The ongoing coronavirus which has gutted at least 206 countries has created a new wildfire called an ‘infodemic,’ an epidemic of misinformation on the pandemic. The infodemic is manifesting as conspiracy theories, wild stories, phantom imaginations about the origin of the pandemic and spurious treatment options and out-of-context visual materials about its effect. The deluge of information is on the pandemic is troubling. No part of the world is immune. All African countries are affected in varying degrees.

Family Planning: Ogun Advocates For Massive Awareness -James Ogunnaike

Saturday, March 28, 2020

ABEOKUTA- The Executive Secretary, Ogun State Primary Health Care Development Board, Dr. Elijah Ogunsola has charged all stakeholders in the family planning of the state health sector to join hands in taking the awareness campaign on the benefits of adopting family planning to nooks and crannies of the state.
Ogunsola gave the charge at a three day training on media advocacy for family planning held in Abeokuta in collaboration with Development Communications (DevComs) Network and The Challenge Initiative (TCI) Nigeria.

Rotary Combats Maternal and Child Mortality in Oyo State

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Left to Right- Past President Rotary Club of Oyo Metro and Oyo State Project Chairman, MCHP, Adedokun Adeyemo; Past District Governor and Project Coordinator, MCHP, Yomi Adewunmi; Onjo of Okeho, HRM Oba Rafiu Osuolale Mustapha,Adeiitan II; Past District Governor, the Host Project Contact on Reduction in Maternal and Child Health Project in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo States (GG1984454), Adeniji Raji, at the One Day Community Sensitization Seminar held at General Hospital, Okeho Oyo State.

Delta State Government advocates childbirth spacing

Friday, March 13, 2020

The Delta State Government has reiterated its commitment to save the lives of women of reproductive age and their children, stating that it would not leave any stone unturned in its sensitization efforts on the need for Deltans to imbibe childbirth spacing.
This was the major thrust of the 3-Day training programme organized by the Delta State Ministry of Health for media personnel, social media influencers and officials in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) on media advocacy for family planning in Asaba.

2030: Experts say, adopting family planning will ensure attainment of SDGs in Nigeria

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

 Family health experts have expressed the view that voluntary adoption of family planning policy, could help Nigeria attain the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) come 2030.
 
The experts stated this on Wednesday at a 3-day Training Workshop on Media Advocacy on Family Planning in Delta.
 
The workshop was organised by the Development Communications (DevComs) Network, a non-Governmental Organisation, in collaboration with The Challenge Initiative (TCI) in Asaba.
 

How health workers’ migration worsens maternal, infant mortality in Nigeria

Thursday, March 5, 2020

vourable working conditions and a general lack of attention to the health sector are leading causes of high migration rates among health workers in Nigeria. These continue to aggravate the country’s infant and maternal mortality, our investigation reveals.

TCI Trains Media Professionals On Childbirth Spacing

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Driven by the needs to enlighten the general public towards understanding the advantages of childbirth spacing for sustainable socio-economic development.
The Challenge Initiative, Nigeria in collaboration with Development Communication Network, ( DevComm ) on Wednesday organized 3-day training for media professionals, social media influencers and MDA’s officials on Media Advocacy for Childbirth spacing in Kano.

Childbirth spacing not meant to deflate population growth, says TCI.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Driven by the needs to enlightening the general public towards understanding the advantages of childbirth spacing for sustainable socio-economic development.
The Challenge Initiative, Nigeria in collaboration with Development Communication Network, ( DevComm ) organised 3-day training of media personnel, social media influencers and MDA’s officials on Media Advocacy for Childbirth spacing held in Kano.

TCI Commences Training of Journalists on Reporting Child Birth Spacing in Bauchi

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded Project The Challenge Initiative (TCI) has commenced a three days intensive training for over 23 Journalists on the uptake of Family Planning services in Bauchi State.
Declaring the training open today in Bauchi, the First Lady of the State, Dr Aisha Bala Mohammed said that the media are partners for any meaningful development, hence their ability to work with the government and development partners is important in creating awareness among the people.

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