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What works in health budget accountability?

Earlier this month, Sarah Fox, E4A Health Financing Specialist, spent two days at the PHC Expenditure and Budget Advocacy Consultation convened by PAI in South Africa. Here Sarah summarises the key lessons she took from the consultation about health budget advocacy approaches and what works for success.

Radio - a partner in maternal health survival

Radio has always played a very important role in informing the public on health matters. In Malawi Radio has played a very critical role as a source of information on maternal health.

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”.

Rights for Mothers on International Human Rights Day

Let us honor our pregnant women and our children in accessing quality health care and their health rights, as we commemorate International Human Rights today 10th December.

It Takes The Whole Village To Prevent Premature Births

Malawi has the highest preterm birth rate in the world. Every year, 120,200 babies are born too soon, and 5,300 of these die due to preterm birth complications. But two women from Mzimba District did not want their babies to be among those 5,300 babies.

World Pneumonia Day 2016

John's two year old son was seriously ill with pneumonia and he discovers that it is the second biggest killer of children in the world. Pneumonia killed about 5400 children under the age of five last year in Malawi.

Reaching 15 million preterm babies – what are the main barriers to care?

Interview with Global Leaders in Maternal and Newborn Health: Dr. Nosa Orobaton (Nigeria)

Family Planning Can Prevent 18,000 Nigerian Maternal Deaths Yearly - Expert

This MamaYe Media Roundtable really helped journalists to see family planning from an entirely different angle. Misconceptions were cleared, and the journalists had a better understanding of how well to present family planning stories to the public to help improve knowledge and information that may lead to making the right decision.

The number of premature baby deaths is still too high. What can be done about it

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