Having a health system that works to reduce needless and avoidable deaths of pregnant women and newborns can work when we all take actions, just like this group in Bauchi State is doing, giving hope to families and communities.
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.
Mzimba District Council has seen a tremendous improvement on budget transparency and dissemination as people are being made aware of district funding.
Melissa Wanda Kirowo outlines how FCI Program of Management Sciences for Health campaigned to include misoprostol for post-partum haemorrhage in the Kenya Essential Medicines List.
The sweat and tired legs during this year’s Mzimba Mother’s Day Fun Run helped raise K77 million worth of essential supplies and equipment.
MamaYe trained district councillors in northern Malawi in health budget advocacy. We are starting to see some results in how funds are being allocated with a 33% increase in allocated budget in Mzimba.
MamaYe relies on activists to make change happen within their own communities, so that more mothers and babies can survive than ever before.We have been supporting our super activists in orientation meetings in Mzimba, Rumphi and Nkhata bay districts with the sole aim of empowering these change agents.
Politicians were well aware that 50 percent of the Tanzanian population is aged between 18 and 32. Mama Ye! joined the Tanzania Coalition for Access to Contraception in collaboration with the Union of Tanzanian Press Clubs to document pledges from members of parliament across the country, representing all political parties.
Esther Agbon from MamaYe Nigeria shares her experience and passion for budget advocacy with the White Ribbon Alliance in Tanzania.