Many women require blood replacement while in labour, because excessive loss of blood (postpartum haemorrhage) has been identified to be one of the biggest causes of death for women in labour.
MamaYe, in partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Health is sensitising communities in Lagos State on improvement of maternal and newborn health in Lagos State.
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.
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.
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.
April 11th is the International Day of Maternal Health and Rights. For those who have experienced it, pregnant women suffer disrespect and many forms of abuse in the hands of healthcare providers. Apart from a charter that seeks to protect pregnant women from abuse, Yelwa too took an action to end disrespectful attitudes towards pregnant women.
The MamaYe campaign is gradually becoming a movement of people taking action to help improve the lives of pregnant women and newborns in their communities. This story shows how people connect for development.