We are pleased to announce the publication of a MamaYe Handbook, which contains the MamaYe brand guidelines and the MamaYe advocacy guidelines. These assets were created to share freely between colleagues and campaigns working on reducing the burden on maternal and newborn mortality in Africa.
MamaYe celebrates World Prematurity Day. One in three newborn deaths are due to preterm birth complications. Babies born too soon are between 6 and 26 times more likely to die during the first four weeks of their lives than babies born at term. Many of these deaths could be prevented, even in low-resource countries.
My first trip to Ghana and we’re out visiting a maternity clinic. While the clinic is not well resourced by UK standards, the women of Agona Swedru are lucky to enjoy the commitment of Sister Mercy Asiedua. She says she is “retired, but not tired.” Her face beams as she shows us round.