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SDGs: "Accelerating protection, empowerment and equal opportunity

That’s a significant target, within just one of the aspirational Global Goals that were adopted at the UN General Assembly in September 2015. It is also a target that is integral to our work at E4A-MamaYe as we advocate for African leaders to ensure that no mother or baby is left behind.

The numbers matter. Here's why

“The circumstances surrounding a stillbirth, neonatal and maternal death can be painful to recount. However, this process of reviewing deaths, or near-miss cases, can highlight missed opportunities in care, leading to fewer such cases in the future”.

A smart investment for all women

Too many women across the world still struggle to access quality maternal health care.  Universal Health Coverage means that everyone – including the poorest and most marginalised – can access the health care they need without financial hardship.  

Citizen-Led Accountability Workshop in Mozambique

Aminu Magashi Garba, Coordinator of the Africa Health Budget Network, shares his experiences from the Citizen-Led Accountability Workshop in Maputo, Mozambique in October 2016. The five day workshop organised by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, involved developing a new joint strategy to promote citizen-led accountability for RMNCAH at the global level, sharing lessons between civil society participants, and capacity building.

Health budget advocates meet in Tanzania to strengthen Global Financing Facility engagement

In November, health budget advocates came together in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to share and learn from their experiences of engaging in the Global Financing Facility (GFF). The GFF is a new financing mechanism to help end preventable maternal and child deaths and improve the health of women, children and adolescents.

World Prematurity Day 2016

Reaching 15 million preterm babies – what are the main barriers to care?

The number of premature baby deaths is still too high. What can be done about it

Making Waves: Taking the Africa Health Budget Network to the next level

Julius Mukunda, the newly elected Chair of the Africa Health Budget Network Steering Committee, is delighted to be part of an exciting journey of reinventing and revitalising the Network.

How to build skills in budget advocacy to engage government over public budget

Esther Agbon from MamaYe Nigeria shares her experience and passion for budget advocacy with the White Ribbon Alliance in Tanzania.

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