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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.

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Using scorecard to improve maternal and newborn health: the Lagos case

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.

IDM 2017 - Midwives, Mothers, Families: Partners for Life!

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.

MamaYe and Lagos promote health insurance for pregnant women and newborns

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.

Tweet Story: MamaYe Community Campaign, Badagry, Lagos

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.

"I am the luckiest to be a MamaYe Super Activist!"

Read what a MamaYe Super Activist said had been responsible for the many deaths of pregnant women in his village.

What are the factors that influence maternal and newborn survival?

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.

Maternal Health and Rights: I became a nurse to protect pregnant women

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.

Effect of community mobilisation for maternal and newborn health

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.

MamaYe Day 2017: Making Health Budget Work for Nigeria

The commemoration of the MamaYe Day 2017 focused on the effect that the continued paltry budget allocation to health has on maternal and newborn health care services.

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.

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