A group of Civil Society representatives and media practitioners have called for effective implementation of the National Health Act 2014 amongst other policies, laws and commitments aimed at improving access to maternal health care in Nigeria.
The group made this call during a CS-Media forum organised by Development Communications (DevComs) Network in Lagos on the 5th of February 2015. The CS-Media forum is an activity under the MacArthur Foundation-supported project: bridging the gap between CSO and media to demand accountability in maternal health in Nigeria.
- Forms Network of Environment Journalists
The two-day workshop which was supported by Earth Journalism Network and Internews brought together in Lagos, 15 environment reporters from print, television, radio and online media to discuss topical issues in environment and formed the ‘Network of Environment Journalists in Nigeria’.
Saving Women's Lives: Civil Society Organisations Launch NOTAGAIN Campaign to END Needless Maternal Deaths
No fewer than 75 media practitioners from print, broadcast and online media in Nigeria agreed to prioritize maternal health accountability issues in their reports to safeguard the lives of Nigerian women who die needless deaths in the process of pregnancy and child birth. The commitment was given during a series of one-day sensitization and launch of NOTAGAIN campaign held in Lagos, Jigawa and Kaduna States recently.
Bridging the Gap: Media, Community-CSOs Collaboration for Accountability and Demand for Quality Maternal Health ServicesDevelopment Communications Network (DevComs) introduces 'Bridging the Gap: Media, Community, and CSOs for Accountability and Demand for Quality Maternal Health Services in Nigeria', a project which is aimed at facilitating the partnership between media professionals and civil society groups to collectively demand accountability in maternal health delivery. The project which is supported by MacArthur Foundation started in November 2013 and will run through 2016 in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna and Jigawa.
Rewards seven journalists for outstanding reports and commitments to reporting education sector in their states
Journalism Development Programme 2 is a one year project on education reporting, supported by Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) and aimed at developing the media capacity to bring all education stakeholders to the appreciation of and action towards quality education in Nigeria.