Birth can appear very different in different parts of the world. In some countries we give birth safely between the white walls of hospital surrounded by medics and machines. In others, relatives and neighbours will circle the birthing woman, singing in the dark of a hut, far from medical help. But the woman at the centre of the picture – wherever she lives – is undertaking the same phenomenal journey to the edge of existence and back.
- Respect for healthworkers Respect for mothers
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- MamaYe! An ambitious, innovative, digital campaignRiding Africa’s telecommunications revolution, MamaYe shares the information you need to save lives.
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We are challenging widespread fatalism about the inevitability of death in childbirth. We provide evidence on solutions that work, and actions that any Nigerian can take to ensure that mothers and babies survive childbirth.
We work closely with the Ministry of Health in Ethiopia to improve maternal death reviews across the country, and thereby improve the quality of maternal and newborn care.
We use evidence, information and communication to engage with Ghanaians, so they can take action that will improve maternal and newborn healthcare. We showcase solutions and success, and celebrate heroes and heroines that save lives.
Knowing that safe clinics save the lives of mothers and newborns, we inform and help communities assess their local clinic, to check it is stocked with commodities, water, electricity and trained health workers.
We work to understand the reasons why mothers & babies die in Tanzania – to improve survival chances in the future. We encourage Tanzanians to take action, by e.g. “donating blood to save a Mama.”
We know that “if it’s not counted, it doesn’t count” and so work with community leaders to count all maternal and newborn deaths. We celebrate unseen Malawian champions, who give their all, to save lives.