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A rapidly growing population - Tanzania

Investing in the health of adolescent girls is a smart economic move for Tanzania.

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.

Want to save a Mama and baby’s life? Here is what you can do

Available statistics from the Tanzanian Ministry of Health show that at least 556 women die every year in Tanzania due to pregnancy and childbirth related complications.

Mama Ye! celebrates radio journalists

This week the World Radio Day (February 13t) was celebrated globally in numerous ways. At Mama Ye! we add our voice to applaud a commendable job of the journalists we have worked with in Tanzania.

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.

Take the Kangaroo Mother Care challenge

As I searched for material to write about and share widely I came across the Kangaroo Mother Care challenge. Smart idea!

"Pisha njia, kwa sababu kila sekunde ni muhimu"--madereva wa gari za wagonjwa

I sat in a small conference room at Amana Regional Hospital with about 20 ambulance drivers. These men wake up every morning not knowing what emergency case(s) they will deal with that day.

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.

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