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Using scorecard to improve maternal and newborn health: the Lagos case

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.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE MIDWIVES-MIDWIVES, MOTHERS AND PARTNERS: PARTNERS FOR LIFE

Building a strong partnership among midwives, mothers and partners in maternal and newborn health builds a healthy community and nation.

IDM 2017 - Midwives, Mothers, Families: Partners for Life!

We join the rest of the world to celebrate midwives, not only in Nigeria but across the globe. MamaYe is very proud of the works that midwives are doing, as their partnership with the families of pregnant women is very important to improve maternal and newborn health statistics.

Not your average Midwife

Ben is a 56-year-old father of seven. Since starting to work in Bungoma County, Kenya in 1988, he has assisted in the delivery of approx. 5,000 babies.

MamaYe and Lagos promote health insurance for pregnant women and newborns

Lagos State has a law on health insurance for everyone in the State. But to ensure that pregnant women and newborns are covered, we are taking action to promote the understanding of health insurance through community committes, so that families, especially husbands, may key into the plan for the benefits of their families.

Tweet Story: MamaYe Community Campaign, Badagry, Lagos

The MamaYe movement continues to bring on board, communities from far and near to ensure that more people are taking action to save the lives of pregnant women and newborns in Nigeria. We bring you an example from Badagry, Lagos State.

MamaYe Malawi Signs Off In Style

"The legacy that the MamaYe campaign has left, is worth replicating in other districts.”

"I am the luckiest to be a MamaYe Super Activist!"

Read what a MamaYe Super Activist said had been responsible for the many deaths of pregnant women in his village.

What are the factors that influence maternal and newborn survival?

When it comes to inaccessibility to good quality health care services in Nigeria, the distributions are surprisingly equitable! This probably explains why many Nigerians with financial resources go abroad on medical tourism, while those who cannot afford medical tourism resign to fate. But, this is a story of change.

Maternal Health and Rights: I became a nurse to protect pregnant women

April 11th is the International Day of Maternal Health and Rights. For those who have experienced it, pregnant women suffer disrespect and many forms of abuse in the hands of healthcare providers. Apart from a charter that seeks to protect pregnant women from abuse, Yelwa too took an action to end disrespectful attitudes towards pregnant women.

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