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.
Superman, Spiderman, Captain America are all screen heros. At MamaYe, we are raising Super Humans that will challenge the status quo and demand action and accountability for the improvement of the quality of health of pregnant women and newborns.
The Women Deliver conference in May shared stories of progress and hope, discussed challenges, and proposed solutions to some of the most pressing health and rights issues facing girls and women today. Please join panelists who will present in-country perspectives on key maternal health takeaways and the implications for the health and rights agenda in their countries.
“We want to reach out to as many villages as possible. We are hearing many girls are dropping out of school in senior Chief Mkanda area. We are going there soon. We want to stop early marriages. We want girls to remain in school so as to avoid maternal deaths,” said Clement Mwakhwawa, patron for Pitala MamaYe School Club
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation has recently confirmed that Pujehun Government Hospital is ready and able to provide emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC) services. This is the first facility that has been certified since the outbreak of Ebola in 2014.
MamaYe campaign featured on HC3 and MoHS’ creative design workshop to increase demand and uptake for RMNCH services
Civil society organisations are contributing to the development of a national multimedia campaign in support of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. The Government's goal is to use social behavioral change communication to increase demand and uptake for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services in Sierra Leone.
The blog was written by Ramatu Jalloh, the Coordinator for the Scaling Up Nutrition and Immunization Civil Society Platform, hosted by FOCUS 1000.