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Adolescent Family Planning in Kenya

Motherhood is exciting and a moment of pride. For an adolescent girl, it can be a dream crushing moment. In Kenya, 18% of adolescent girls of 15-19 years have begun childbearing, often having their dreams for education curtailed.

Transparency and advocacy in Health Budgets

Dedication. Commitment. Spirit of inclusion. Desire to see effective and efficient service delivery in the health sector. These are just some of the few terms to describe the recent results of the health budget transparency and advocacy report from Mzimba district, Malawi.

Breastfeeding: giving babies the best start in life

As we celebrate breastfeeding week, let us support women to breastfeed anytime and anywhere. Exclusive breastfeeding, ideally starting within the first hour after birth, is recommended by the WHO for the first 6 months of life

Health priorities and investments in Senegal

E4A flew to Senegal this week to support CICODEV Africa at the first national round table on budgeting for health and to hold training in health budget advocacy. Three days of attentive and constructive participation in discussions on health priorities and investments.

No Woman Should Die Giving Birth

Nigeria’s Maternal Mortality ratio is one of the worst in Africa. At 576 per 100,000 livebirths and neonatal mortality at 37 per 1000 live births.