Influenced by MamaYe Super Activists, Hasana realised that being a midwife, she actually could do something to improve the health of pregnant women and newborns. Her action is quite simple, but good enough to help many pregnant women.
Read the story behind how MamaYe Nigeria combined radio with other advocacy efforts to secure the commitment of Bauchi State government to allocate 15% of the State's total budget to health, making the State currently the only one with such budgetary allocation to health.
She has how many millions of market women under her in the whole of Lagos State? Now she will be taking action by rallying millions of market women under her towards improving maternal and newborn health in Lagos State. What an interesting time!
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.
MamaYe is a bride loved by all and sundry, and that accounts for the level of acceptability that the campaign has enjoyed so far. The story of our successful launch in Ningi LGA in Bauchi State will inspire a feeling of love and readiness to help pregnant women and newborns survive, even if it is by giving a pint of blood. Everybody can play a role.
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.
Sarah Hodin from the Women and Health Initiative at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health interviews Dr. Nosa Orobaton on maternal and newborn health in Nigeria.