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.
Building a strong partnership among midwives, mothers and partners in maternal and newborn health builds a healthy community and nation.
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.
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.
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.
World Malaria Day 2017: MamaYe journalists for MNH Accountability draw attention to Malaria in Pregnancy
The theme for the 2017 World Malaria Day (25 April) is End Malaria for Good. The MamaYe journalists for maternal and newborn health accountability say it is time to start working to end malaria in pregnancy for good. The journalists will bring public focus on the problem with media roundtables and other media activities to mark this year’s edition of the World Malaria Day.
Read what a MamaYe Super Activist said had been responsible for the many deaths of pregnant women in his village.
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.
Malawi has one of the highest maternal death rate in the world. Here, news of pregnancy is received with a mixture of both joy and anxiety by the mother, family and community.