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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.
Ogunsola who was represented by the Director, Primary Healthcare of the Board, Dr Salmat Sanni, said maternal health was very important for the state government to reduce maternal mortality.

He said to further deepen awareness on importance of family planning among Nigeria populace, all stakeholders in the health sector must join hands together, especially with media practitioners to take the campaign to the grassroot.

He said, journalists should assist in sensitising the public on the benefits of adopting family planning methods.

He emphasized the role of family planning in national development, which he described as one of the
paramount factors towards Nigeria’s quest to achieve SDGs.

“Family planning practice will go a long way in achieving some of the SDGs, especially in the areas of eradicating poverty, zero hunger, improved good health and well-being, as well as access to quality education” .

On her part, the State Coordinator, The Challenge Initiative (TCI) Adebusola Oyeyemi, said family planning would improve girl-child education, saying it would enable them to be knowledgeable on sex education, which would reduce risk of teenage pregnancy.

She added that it would also increase good health and well-being as well as reduce maternal mortality rate in the State.

Oyeyemi noted that to achieve the set targets, barriers to family planning methods, choice and use must be eliminated.

Also speaking, the Media Advocacy Consultant, DEVCOMS Network, Mayowa Adeniran, while
educating the participants on the role of media in information dissemination, advised media to use their platforms to encourage people to adopt family planning.

He emphasized that the media needed to do more in dispelling certain myths and misconceptions about family planning.

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.

Rotary Combats Maternal and Child Mortality in Oyo State
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:43 am | Metro | 0 Comment(s)

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.

 

In continuation of her commitment to combat maternal and perinatal mortality, The Rotary International through the Rotary Action Group for Population and Development (RFPD) initiative combats maternal and perinatal mortality in Okeho, Oyo State. The organization recently organized a One-Day Community Dialogue on Maternal and Child care, safe pregnancy and safe motherhood campaign.
The project which is sponsored by Rotary Club of Gbagada and District 9110; Rotary club of Mannheim-kurfalz and District 1860, Germany; Rotary club of Hanseong and District 3650, South Korea; and the Rotary Foundation is aimed at achieving a sustainable reduction of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity through the implementation of obstetric quality assurance (OQA) and Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) Guidelines in 15 selected hospitals in the three states of Lagos. Ogun and Oyo states
Read more at: https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2020/03/18/rotary-combats-maternal-and-chi...

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Development Communications Network aka DevComs Network have once again bitten all to the accomplishment of another great milestone in development with the commencement of DevComs Studio Promotional kickoff project. DevComs Studio is a subsidiary of DevComs Network where full multimedia resources production started in the month of September 2019.
DevComs launched its podcast DevComs Radio and kick started a program titled "Gisttime with DevComs". So far many episodes has been aired and links to listen to these developmental programmes can be gotten via the organization's official website page (DevComs.Net).
The promotional kickoff project went public in February 2020 on the organization's online platforms and became street knowledge in March 2020. The project contact details witnessed many people that reached out to show interest amongst whom 5(five) artistes were selected into the DevComs Studio Family Batch 1 set. The artistes selected are:
1. Greeny
Facebook: greeny uwua
Instagram: @greenyofficia
Twitter: @greenyofficial
Email: ??????????
2. D.C Niro
Email: nirodickson@gmail.com,
Facebook:DC Niro
Twitter: @dcniro
Instagram: @dc_niro
3. SHUFFIZY
Email: shuffizy2000@gmail.com
Facebook: tawo shuffizy
Instagram: @official_shuffizy
Twitter: @official_shuffizy
4. Don Possible
Facebook: Don possible
Instagram: @official_don_possible
Email: donpossiblemusic@gmail.com
Twitter: @official_don_possible
5. BardMan Teemzy
Facebook: Teemzy Bardman
Instagram: @bardmanteemzy
Twitter: @bardmanteemzy
Email: fego4teem@gmail.com
The acts have since commenced their production projects with promotion and marketing projects for them in view. Speaking on this development milestone, the studio manager A.S.E. Oyewole said, " We are ready to storm the world music industry with talents that have been sent and are passionate about the development of the world. Real music as been replaced with trash lately, that needs to be checked, controlled and eradicated". The project is tagged: Record, Mix, Master, Promote and Market for FREE!!!

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.
The training was a collaborative effort with The Challenge Initiative (TCI) and its technical partner - Development Communications Network.
Speaking during the training, Mrs. Nwanne Kalu, State Project Coordinator, The Challenge Initiative stressed that Family Planning is not about abortion but rather the prevention of unwanted pregnancies.
Buttressing her point, she said before any Service Provider gives out any of its products to any client, a pregnancy text is first carried on the client while, on the issue of counseling on family planning methods to be adopted, minors (between 14 to 18years) need to be accompanied by their guardians and the message given to them is abstinence which is full prove for guiding against unwanted pregnancies.
Mrs. Fausiat Balogun, Programme Officer, Development Communications Network on her part emphasized the need for the young ones to know that their reproductive live should not interfere with their life aspirations and ambitions.
She said that all hands should be on deck to make sure that every pregnancy and child given birth to are planned for and wanted thereby guiding against scenarios where pregnancy/child born are said to be a mistake.
Mrs. Balogun said that as members of the fourth estate of the realm and also agenda setters who have the trust of the people, journalists have a very crucial role in educating the public on the importance of family planning and need to buy into it.
Areas covered during the training include Understanding The Challenge Initiative Business Unusual Model to Family planning; Family Planning as a tool for sustainable development; Myths and misconceptions about family planning; Writing compelling human angle stories on family planning; Story ideas development; Media involvement in reducing maternal and child mortality in Nigeria among others.
Highlight of the training include participants’ tour to Family Planning Units at the Primary Health Care Centers Umuagwu, Asaba and Onne, Cable Area both in  Oshimili South Local Government Area where participants were given the opportunity to interact with the Service Providers and see the products used for the various family planning methods and they also met with some clients and interviewed them on their thoughts on Family Planning.

Participants listening keenly to a paper presentation by Dr. Bernard  Emonena during 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 held in Asaba recently.
 

Participants in a group photograph during 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 held in Asaba recently.
 
Ojebo Donald
Public Relations Officer
Ministry of Health, Asaba
13th March, 2020

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.
 
The Delta TCI Programme Coordinator, Mrs Nwanne Kalu, said the training was to create an advocacy to promote family planning programmes in the state.
 
“TCI came with technical support to adopt and implement family planning programmes and its programme is concentrated in the urban poor areas of the state.
 
“The TCI is currently working in about 16 states of the federation to create advocacy, generate demand for family planning programmes and ensure adequate service delivery.
 
“We work with states to increase voices, identify champions to speak on family planning and the attendant’s challenges of high population growth and the need for child spacing to ensure proper development of the family and the nation’s economy for healthy living.
 
 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.
 
The Delta TCI Programme Coordinator, Mrs Nwanne Kalu, said the training was to create an advocacy to promote family planning programmes in the state.
 
“TCI came with technical support to adopt and implement family planning programmes and its programme is concentrated in the urban poor areas of the state.
 
“The TCI is currently working in about 16 states of the federation to create advocacy, generate demand for family planning programmes and ensure adequate service delivery.
 
“We work with states to increase voices, identify champions to speak on family planning and the attendant’s challenges of high population growth and the need for child spacing to ensure proper development of the family and the nation’s economy for healthy living.

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.
Twitter was recently agog when a doctor, using the handle @wakawaka_doctor, shared his experience working in Nigeria as against working in Saudi Arabia. Supported by others with similar stories, the Twitter user insisted that the work input of doctors in Nigeria is poorly rewarded when compared to their counterparts in other parts of the world.
Worrying stats threaten Nigerian health sector
Although the claim by @wakawaka_doctor could not be verified, records show that more health workers have left Nigeria in the past one year. This is further complicated by the fact that there are not enough doctors in the “giant of Africa.”
In particular, doctors attribute the incessant migration to a poor working environment, salaries and incentives. According to one Aljazeera report, “While the annual healthcare threshold per person in the US is $10,000, in Nigeria it is just $6.”
Read more at: https://guardian.ng/features/how-health-workers-migration-worsens-matern...

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.

 
While highlighting, the purpose of the training, Kano state coordinator of The Challenges Initiative TCI Musa Abdullahi Sufi said the sole objective of the gathering is to come together with various media and understand the basic concept of family planning and childbirth spacing.
Read more at: https://www.solacebase.com/2020/02/27/tci-trains-media-professionals-on-...

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.
While highlighting, the purpose of the training, state coordinator of The Challenges Initiative TCI Musa Abdullahi Sufi said the sole objective of the gathering is to come together with various media and understand the basic concept of family planning and childbirth spacing.
 
read more. http://www.firstweeklymagazine.com/childbirth-spacing-not-meant-to-deflate-population-growth-says-tci/

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.
The First Lady used the forum to called on the people of the state to support the present administration and also urged the media to champion the cause of women and children.
She disclosed that her pet project Al-Muhibbah Foundation in collaboration with Fedility Bank has offered free medical screening to no fewer than 3,000 women in Misau local government area of the state.
Read more at:https://www.ournigeria.news/tci-commences-training-of-journalists-on-rep...

Friday, February 21, 2020

Dr Taiwo Johnson, Director, Post-Pregnancy Family Planning Project (PPFP), on Friday called for men’s participation in family planning.
Johnson made the call at a day sensitisation meeting with the Media Advocacy Group (MAPHealth) in Lagos.
She said men should understand the benefits of family planning method soon after child delivery by their wives.

 

The director said that a woman could get pregnant soon after delivery, even while breastfeeding.
Johnson said that for breastfeeding to be an effective family planning method, three conditions must be met.
“Ensure that her mensturation has not returned after giving birth; the baby is put to breast day and night on demand, excluding food and water, and that the baby must be less than six months,” she said.
Johnson said from the day a woman gets pregnant, there must be proper understanding between the couple on the best method of family planning to use after child delivery.
Read more at: https://www.independent.ng/expert-advocates-mens-participation-in-family...