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.
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.
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.
Sarah Moxon looks back on her years as a neonatal nurse, when she experienced first-hand the challenges of caring for sick and premature newborns and the impact this has on families. She considers the challenges to delivering quality care and how this is shaped by the health systems in which you are working.
Professor of Paediatrics, Lulu Mussa Muhe, asks for more research to be done to understand the causes of preterm birth.
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.
Esther Agbon from MamaYe Nigeria shares her experience and passion for budget advocacy with the White Ribbon Alliance in Tanzania.