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.
This press release from the Budget Advocacy Working Group asks the Government of Sierra Leone to invest in sexual reproductive health drugs and commodities.
The recent Options event in Lilongwe identified the need to strengthen accountability at all levels to help meet the challenges facing quality health service delivery in Malawi.
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 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.
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 has strengthened its partnership with media houses to improve coverage and delivery of evidence-supported maternal and newborn health in the news.
“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.
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.