Dedication. Commitment. Spirit of inclusion. Desire to see effective and efficient service delivery in the health sector. These are just some of the few terms to describe the recent results of the health budget transparency and advocacy report from Mzimba district, Malawi.
Following many months of activity from MamaYe’s Super Activists the Chikangawa Health Centre in Mzimba district has received a donation of MK 1 million from Kawandama Hills Company that will be used to acquire an ambulance in order to improve maternal and newborn health.
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.
Following the success of Health Budget Transparency and Accountability in Mzimba, Nkhata Bay and Rumphi, E4A-MamaYe has been asked to support a similar effort in Ntcheu district.
E4A-MamaYe Malawi owes much of its success to its trained activists in all the three regions of Mzimba, Rumphi and Nkhata Bay. A continuous engagement with the activists in its various ways has helped to make positive impact in the districts in improving maternal and newborn health.