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Using scorecard to improve maternal and newborn health: the Lagos case

After we got the evidence around maternal and newborn health in health care facilities in Lagos State, we used the findings to help communities improve on their attitude towards the health of pregnant women and newborns by taking the action you are about to read in this story.

IDM 2017 - Midwives, Mothers, Families: Partners for Life!

We join the rest of the world to celebrate midwives, not only in Nigeria but across the globe. MamaYe is very proud of the works that midwives are doing, as their partnership with the families of pregnant women is very important to improve maternal and newborn health statistics.

MamaYe and Lagos promote health insurance for pregnant women and newborns

Lagos State has a law on health insurance for everyone in the State. But to ensure that pregnant women and newborns are covered, we are taking action to promote the understanding of health insurance through community committes, so that families, especially husbands, may key into the plan for the benefits of their families.

Tweet Story: MamaYe Community Campaign, Badagry, Lagos

The MamaYe movement continues to bring on board, communities from far and near to ensure that more people are taking action to save the lives of pregnant women and newborns in Nigeria. We bring you an example from Badagry, Lagos State.

World Malaria Day 2017: MamaYe journalists for MNH Accountability draw attention to Malaria in Pregnancy

The theme for the 2017 World Malaria Day (25 April) is End Malaria for Good. The MamaYe journalists for maternal and newborn health accountability say it is time to start working to end malaria in pregnancy for good. The journalists will bring public focus on the problem with media roundtables and other media activities to mark this year’s edition of the World Malaria Day.

"I am the luckiest to be a MamaYe Super Activist!"

Read what a MamaYe Super Activist said had been responsible for the many deaths of pregnant women in his village.

What are the factors that influence maternal and newborn survival?

When it comes to inaccessibility to good quality health care services in Nigeria, the distributions are surprisingly equitable! This probably explains why many Nigerians with financial resources go abroad on medical tourism, while those who cannot afford medical tourism resign to fate. But, this is a story of change.

Maternal Health and Rights: I became a nurse to protect pregnant women

April 11th is the International Day of Maternal Health and Rights. For those who have experienced it, pregnant women suffer disrespect and many forms of abuse in the hands of healthcare providers. Apart from a charter that seeks to protect pregnant women from abuse, Yelwa too took an action to end disrespectful attitudes towards pregnant women.

Get ready Africa, we are training health budget advocates

Esther Agbon met with health budget advocates from six countries in Africa – Senegal, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania; working to strengthen their ability to carry out effective budget advocacy engagements in their countries.

Effect of community mobilisation for maternal and newborn health

The MamaYe campaign is gradually becoming a movement of people taking action to help improve the lives of pregnant women and newborns in their communities. This story shows how people connect for development.

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