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Spotlight on a health budget advocate - Victor Lansana Koroma

Victor Lansana Koroma is Executive Director at Health Alert, a civil society organisation in Sierra Leone that advocates to improve the health of women and children.

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.

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.

World Malaria Day 2017: Impact of Malaria in Pregnancy

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Another year, a different focus: the Global Financing Facility at the IMF/WB Spring Meetings

The GFF Learning Meeting as well as the Spring Meetings in DC have provided a number of opportunities for civil society to share experiences, constraints and opportunities for meaningful engagement in the GFF processes in their countries. Read more about it in this blog.

GFF regional meetings in Nairobi: “We have to move as a team to take forward civil society’s message”

Civil society plays an essential role in ensuring global discussions are informed by local realities, and the needs of the women, children, and adolescents that the GFF aims to support. Picture: Attendees at GFF regional reception in Nairobi, 6 April 2017

Six countries, diverse experiences: lessons learnt from the AHBN training

The AHBN training was intense and provided unique opportunities for sharing experiences from the six participating African nations. It helped build capacity of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in health budget advocacy.

Let us make pregnancy a joy for mothers and everyone

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.

Get ready Africa, we are training health budget advocates

Esther Agbon met with health budget advocates from six countries in Africa – Senegal, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania; working to strengthen their ability to carry out effective budget advocacy engagements in their countries.

Spotlight on a health budget advocate

Joyce Ng’ang’a is a Policy and Advocacy Program Officer at WACI Health - An African region advocacy organization based in Nairobi.

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