Activities

Devcoms’ #FPFRIDAY at #ICFP2018/ #NFPC2018 in Rwanda and Nigeria.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Devcoms’ #FPFRIDAY at ICFP/NFPC Rwanda, Nigeria
Development Communications Network was a key player in two just concluded conferences on Family Planning.  The first was the International Conference on Family Planning (#ICFP2018) in Kigali Rwanda and the Nigeria Family Planning Conference in Abuja, Nigeria. The organization made poster presentations on the Family Planning Friday (#FPFRIDAY), an innovative, youth focused social media initiative targeting youth involvement in Family Planning. 

#PowerTakwaBay; A community that has never had electricity and quality health care in Lagos State

Friday, October 19, 2018

When you hear of #TakwaBay what comes to mind is beautiful ocean, beach, boat rides but the reality is different when we got to the community. According to Baale of #TakwaBayover 250,000 people lives in this community, men, women and children. But #Takwabaycommunity does not have a nepa/phcn Poll not to talk of having electricity since they started leaving there thousands of years ago. This simply means all the benefits of electricity has never been enjoyed in this community. Women deliver their babies in darkness.

Saving Women's Lives; Bloggers/Journalists Hangout

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

DevComs hosted 24 bloggers and journalist in Lagos on the 23rd of May 2018. The discussion was centred on saving women’s lives in Nigeria.  The hangout started around 10 am in the morning with opening prayer from Miss Becky. Everyone present introduced themselves by saying their names, organization and their passion.

Saving Women's Lives; Bloggers/Journalists Hangout

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

DevComs hosted 24 bloggers and journalist in Lagos on the 23rd of May 2018. The discussion was centred on saving women’s lives in Nigeria.  The hangout started around 10 am in the morning with opening prayer from Miss Becky. Everyone present introduced themselves by saying their names, organization and their passion.

Investigative trip to Irede Community, Abule Osun

Thursday, February 15, 2018

 DEVCOMS led a team of Journalist on an investigative trip to Irede community, Abule Osun area in Lagos State where it was discovered that residents of Irede community are in quandry.

Residents of Ikaare and Irede, two neighbouring communities in Oriade Local Council Development Area of Lagos, are in a quandary.

Community Where Pregnant Women Prefer Traditional Birth Attendants

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Shakitat Yakubu is 33 years old. She is a resident of Agboyi, a community in the Agboyi-Ketu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Kosofe Local Government of Lagos State.
 
Yakubu, a mother of three, is expecting her fourth child as she is eight months pregnant. But rather than attend one of the numerous Primary Health Care (PHC) Centres that dot the area for her antenatal, Yakubu patronises Mama Nurat, one of the Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) in the community.
 

‘How we give birth in wheelbarrows’

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Madamai is a village in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The community, located on a rocky terrain, is some three hours away from Kaduna main town; the community lacks healthcare centre, good road, schools and portable drinking water.
 
The journey to Madamai community which should ordinarily be a five minutes’ drive takes 20 to 25 minutes because of the bad roads which the residents say contributes to the death of many women in the area, especially those in labour.
 

Social Media Experts take on Maternal Mortality Reporting

Friday, October 13, 2017

Programme Director of a not-for-profit orgainzation, Development Communications (DEVCOMS) Network, Mr Akin Jimoh, has challenged social media influencers and online journalists to see the need to join the campaign in demanding for improved conditions for mothers and pregnant women at a one-day hangout session organized by the organization.
 
Speaking at the event, the Mr Jimoh expressed that it is about time the social media platform in Nigeria can become a more useful tool in demanding accountability in the healthcare sector on maternal mortality issues in the country.

Media to demand accountability from Government - DEVCOMS charge gatekeeprs

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Development Communications (DEVCOMS) Netowork has charged media gatekeeprs to produce news contents that demand accountability in the maternal health concerns in Lagos state and Nigeria in it's one-day Immersion Review and Investigative reporting Guidance meeting in Lagos.
 

Revealed: Agony of Pregnant Women in Kakura community, Kaduna

Friday, July 15, 2016

Women and children in rural areas are not the only ones disproportionately affected by poor quality of maternal and child health care delivery. Those in communities few kilometers away from the city are faced with health threats also due to the absence of health facilities.
 
This was the case with Kakura community located in Kujama ward of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. NOTAGAIN Campaign media team visited this community and found very disturbing revelation with respect to accessing health care.
 

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