Influenced by MamaYe Super Activists, Hasana realised that being a midwife, she actually could do something to improve the health of pregnant women and newborns. Her action is quite simple, but good enough to help many pregnant women.
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.
She has how many millions of market women under her in the whole of Lagos State? Now she will be taking action by rallying millions of market women under her towards improving maternal and newborn health in Lagos State. What an interesting time!
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.
MamaYe is a bride loved by all and sundry, and that accounts for the level of acceptability that the campaign has enjoyed so far. The story of our successful launch in Ningi LGA in Bauchi State will inspire a feeling of love and readiness to help pregnant women and newborns survive, even if it is by giving a pint of blood. Everybody can play a role.
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.
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.