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Morooph Babaranti

Morooph Babaranti

Morooph Babaranti is the Communications Specialist on MamaYe for Evidence for Action in Nigeria. Through social and traditional media, he is responsible for reaching out with evidence and advocacy content to engage policy makers and empower the general public to demand commitment and accountability from the leaders to improve maternal and newborn health.

Morooph has up to eight years’ experience working in various communication-related areas like script writing and movie production, copywriting and general advertising, graphics and print, internet news production, webcasting and new media production for health systems development and corporate organisations.

Having skills in all these areas has given him an edge in combining most of the communication aspects as a uniform tool for delivering desired communication objectives. Morooph has a BA in Communication and Language Arts from Nigeria's premier University of Ibadan, a Certificate in General Advertising from Orange Academy in Lagos, Nigeria, a Certificate in Knowledge Management from IMA International, London, and a Certificate in Using Media for Development from Radio Nederlands Training Centre (RNTC), the Netherlands.


Maternal and newborn health accountability investigators on the prowl!

Across Nigeria, journalists are publishing reports that are re-shaping maternal and newborn health issues. We contribute to their efforts through trainings that can make their reporting more impactful.

How is advocacy making the government respond to MNH issues?

More people are taking action to demand maternal and newborn health rights from the government. We have seen success in certain states in Nigeria where the government is allocating more than 15% of their total budget to health. We take a look at how to work more to replicate the success in one state in another.

What progress looks like for Primary Health Care Under One Roof in Nigeria

A robust primary health care (PHC) system has been described as important to achieving Universal Health Coverage, but we cannot stop at that. This is why MamaYe is working assiduously towards implementing the policy that will drive the system to success.

Int'l Women's Day 2017: how 1st female commissioner in Bauchi State was bold for change

Dr. Hannatu Ibrahim held several 'first female' positions. As we celebrate the International Women's Day 2017, she shares her experience on when, as a woman, she had to be bold to be successful in the positions.

Int’l Women’s Day 2017: Bold nurse learns the ways of traditional birth attendants

Commemorating the International Women's Day 2017, we share the bold story of a skilled health worker who took a bold step to learn why many pregnant women do not survive in the hands of traditional birth attendants.

Read Mrs Toyin Saraki's inspiring speech at the MamaYe Day 2017

March 2nd 2017 was this year's MamaYe Day celebration and we were honoured and inspired by the presence of the wife of the Senate President of Nigeria and the Global Ambassador for the International Confederation of Midwives, Her Excellency Mrs. Toyin Saraki.

This is why TBAs are advocating for skilled birth attendants!

If this were a movie, this story would be a twisted plot, a point of crisis with an unpredictable resolution. Traditional Birth Attendants make money from delivering pregnant women of their babies, but now they are referring their 'customers' to the hospital. Why, and what happens next?

Photostory: How far can collaboration go to improve maternal and newborn health?

As a catalytic organisation, we have positively and successfully rallied civil society organisations to join the MamaYe movement and push for the improvement of maternal and newborn health with every opportunity available to them. We are happy to highlight in pictures, our CSOs and their contributions so far. Take a view.

How can we make health clinics safe for pregnant women?

Having a health system that works to reduce needless and avoidable deaths of pregnant women and newborns can work when we all take actions, just like this group in Bauchi State is doing, giving hope to families and communities.

What this midwife is doing to save lives will inspire you!

Influenced by MamaYe Super Activists, Hasana realised that being a midwife, she actually could do something to improve the health of pregnant women and newborns. Her action is quite simple, but good enough to help many pregnant women.