DevComs

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.

Safe Motherhood :NGO seeks more investment in family planning services

Friday, May 26, 2017

Development Communications Network (DEVCOMS), an NGO, has called for increased funding of family planning services to raise the level of contraceptive use to 36 per cent by 2018.
 
The organisation’s media specialist, Iliya Kure, said in a paper he presented to mark 2017 Safe Motherhood Week, that current national contraceptive commodities usage was slightly above 15 per cent.
 
The paper is entitled `Child spacing: Key strategy to reducing maternal death – time to act.’
 

DEVCOMS 10th CS-Media Forum; Fighting Maternal Mortality in recession

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The 10th Civil Society-Media with the theme, Overcoming the Effect of Maternal Health Challenges during Recession in Nigeria organized by Development Communications Network, DEVCOMS, was held on Tuesday, December 13th at the Spring Park Resort Limited in Lagos state in bridging the gap about accountability and demand for quality maternal health service in Nigeria.
 

Autopsy Identifies Bleeding as Major Cause of Maternal Deaths at LASUTH

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

…experts suggest improved emergency obstetric response

 

 

Franka Osakwe

 

 

A 10 years autopsy-based investigation of maternal mortality in Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria, have identified bleeding after delivery (Postpartum Hemorrhage) as the major cause of maternal death in the hospital. These deaths could have been prevented with proper emergency obstetric response such as availability of adequate blood and effective referral system in the hospital, experts suggest.

 

 

248 WARDS HAVE FUNCTIONAL PHC CENTRES IN LAGOS- DIRECTOR

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

BY LARA ADEJORO

 

The Director of Medical services, Lagos State Primary Healthcare Board (LSPHCB), Dr Sanni Fausat Oluyombo has said 248 wards out of the 376 wards in Lagos have functional Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs).

 

She made this known at the 9th quarterly civil society media forum on strengthening the health systems in Nigeria through Strengthening Health System in Nigeria through PHC Under One Roof: Progress, Challenges and Way Forward (PHCUOR) organised by Development Communication Network (DevComs).

 

“Unwanted pregnancies, illegal abortions on the rise in Nigeria”

Monday, October 17, 2016

With low contraceptive prevalence rate of about fifteen percent, Nigeria continues to record high unintended pregnancies, many of which are resolved through clandestine abortion, despite the country’s restrictive abortion law. Many of these often result in death or disability, a statement by Development Communications (DEVCOM) Network said on Monday.

 

This alarm comes as Nigeria celebrates Safe Motherhood Day, today August 23 – August 24.

 

The statement reads further: