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Strengthening Data Quality and Use: A Priority for Malawi

Strengthening data quality and use in health was the topic of discussion when the Central Monitoring and Evaluation Department of the Malawi Ministry of Health met in Lilongwe on Tuesday 17th January.

A smart investment for all women

Too many women across the world still struggle to access quality maternal health care.  Universal Health Coverage means that everyone – including the poorest and most marginalised – can access the health care they need without financial hardship.  

Allocate 10% of Sierra Leone's National Health budget to sexual and reproductive health

Event in Malawi identifies need to strengthen accountability

#ValueOurHealth at Women Deliver Press Release

Urgent action is needed to strengthen accountability for how public money is spent, as the publication of the Panama Papers has shown. Transparency and participation are key drivers of accountability and improved decision-making, which will help deliver the investment required for women and children to reach their full potential.

Civil society pushes for sh36b for recruitment of health workers

Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group and Africa Health Budget Network have launched a campaign aimed at ensuring that government and parliament allocate sh36b in the forthcoming budget for recruitment of 3542 health workers to fill the glaring staffing gaps in the country’s health sector, writes the New Vision.

Government of Uganda - fill our health worker gap

Following publication of the Ministerial Policy Statement and Budget for the Ministry of Health on 15 March 2016, Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group and the Africa Health Budget Network are demanding that the Ugandan Government urgently invest in health workers.

MamaYe partners Media Trust on maternal, newborn health

MamaYe has strengthened its partnership with media houses to improve coverage and delivery of evidence-supported maternal and newborn health in the news.

Esther Simwela, a Mother at 13

“It was not my wish to get married at the age of 11. My family had nothing. We were sleeping on empty stomachs. My parents could not even afford a single exercise book for me. The best I thought I could do was to find a man who could marry me and then help feed my parents” explained tearful Esther Simwela.

Request for applications to UN General Assembly Global Strategy panel

The Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health is looking for members of the United Nations Secretary General’s Independent Accountability Panel for the Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health, and applications are particularly welcome from the African and South-East Asian regions. Deadline is 18 November.