Health: DEVCOMS Engages Journalists, Bloggers In Promoting LPAY On Social Media

By Lola Seriki-Idahosa, Kaduna, NorthWest, Nigeria …Development Communications Network, DEVCOMS on Thursday engaged stakeholders, Journalists and bloggers  in Kaduna on how to use their platform to promote Life Planning for Adolescent and Youths (LPAY) in the state.

The LPAY which was recently launched by the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) which is targeted at young persons and aimed at helping them plan their life for better future.

The call was made by a Kaduna based blogger, Miss Judith Caleb on behalf of DEVCOMS,

In a paper presentation, titled: ‘Practical Ways to Introducing Adolescents and Youth to Reproductive Health Information’, with a focus on utilising the social media at the one-day Media Round-table organised by DEVCOMS in Kaduna on Thursday August 9, 2019.

She said threads on Twitter can be used to deliver salient messages that can be life transforming.

“This can be done through sentences that explain the target topic, which others can connect to. When you use a thread, use a harsh tag. You can turn stories to threads and put on social media,” she said.

Miss Caleb explained that because most young people are on Facebook especially in Northern Nigeria, such messages can reach a wide audience.

“You can turn your threads into posts on Facebook by removing the harshtag.

“Videos are also very important. Everybody wants to watch, nobody wants to read anymore. You can do short videos, like 60 seconds that can also fit into Instagram,” she advised.

Speaking further, she said that “another thing we can do in Northern Nigeria is using a popular topic like Almajiri. We can use it to talk about LPAY. And it would attract a lot of interest.
“Pictures can also be used. When you post something with a picture it is captivating,” she added.

The presenter advised that in view of the need for confidentiality and anonymity, youth and adolescents can be encouraged to open up on issues bothering them through opening up of communication channels, where they would not be seen, but heard.

“We can make provisions for phone numbers where you can get feedback, where those who are going through problems can communicate anonymously, a lot of people can go through that to express themselves, ” he said.

She charged the participants to take advantage of designated world celebration days or youth day and other topics that are trending, by linking them to LPAY to get maximum impact.

“You can also use live videos for people to watch and learn,” she submitted.

The media round-table was organized by the Development Communications Network (DEVCOMS) on behalf of the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiatives (NURHI).

24 Comments on “Health: DEVCOMS Engages Journalists, Bloggers In Promoting LPAY On Social Media”

  1. I was more than happy to uncover this page. I want to to thank you for ones time just for this wonderful read!!
    I definitely enjoyed every bit of it and I have you bookmarked to see new information in your website.

  2. We are a group of volunteers and starting a brand new scheme
    in our community. Your site provided us with helpful info to work on. You have done an impressive activity and our
    entire group might be thankful to you.

  3. I am really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your
    weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself?
    Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this one these

  4. FineScan 會在肌膚上製造數以千計的細小深入傷口,即所謂的顯微加熱區(microthermal zone),但要確保每次治療時皆有部份組織不受能量影響,於是,每一個顯微加熱區的作用雖然強烈而明顯,但周圍都包覆著正常且結構完整的皮膚組織,使傷口能在短時間內癒合,並替換之前有缺陷的受損組織。Finescan不僅可讓表皮新生,更可促進深層膠原再生,從內而外徹底喚醒細胞,瞬時找回年輕時的肌膚狀態。憑藉最新的雙軸技術,FINESCAN 6可治療 – 面部 – 頸部 – 暗瘡凹凸洞 – 增生性疤痕

  5. Spa of the WorldThe Body Shop® 宠爱自我的理念日益深入人心,为此我们打造了奢华 Spa Of The World™ 世界之泉系列,包括精心研制的沐浴乳、润肤霜、按摩油和去角质膏。在家中奢享温泉沐浴体验,感受舒缓、清新、愉悦的极致呵护。

  6. With havin so much content do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright infringement?
    My blog has a lot of unique content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it seems a lot
    of it is popping it up all over the web without my agreement.

    Do you know any methods to help reduce content from being ripped off?
    I’d definitely appreciate it.

  7. I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your
    site. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me
    to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a
    developer to create your theme? Exceptional work!

  8. Tried to find any method of additional income and always failed until I finally found something legit: – You get 30 on all products, all you have to do is copy your affiliate link and comment on blogs, forums etc. Just register and confirm your accouunt, go to affiliate links section, copy your favorite product link and spread it all over the internet. Piece of cake!

  9. If you ever tried Phallomax, pls post your thoughts below. I am about to test it out. Have seen about it some very good reviews. Just wondering on how many of extra centimeters would that thing add to my little down there lol xxxD

  10. Woah! I’m really loving the template/theme of this website. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s hard to get that “perfect balance” between usability and visual appearance. I must say you have done a amazing job with this. In addition, the blog loads extremely quick for me on Chrome. Exceptional Blog!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *