Sustainability is key to interventions that seek to make the lives of beneficiaries better. Read a great example of a self-sustaining MamaYe-Evidence4Action Nigeria maternal and newborn health intervention in Bauchi State that is now on autopilot!
Dr. Mohamed Yilla is Country Director leading the E4A efforts in Sierra Leone. Mohamed has a clinical background in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with a longstanding interest in healthcare management around maternal health working with a Scottish charity for several years and the NHS Public Health unit, where as a ‘change agent’ he has facilitated quality improvements around service delivery for maternal health. He has been strongly involved in shaping health policy and has contributed to the development of the Department of Health UK-Government wide strategy for Global Health, as well as working with key political figures including Parliamentarians and Health Ministers to improve health in Sierra Leone. Having strong roots in Sierra Leone gives him an added motivation to ensure country ownership of E4A’s success and this remains a compelling moral imperative that drives his passion for improving Maternal and Newborn health.
As we come to the end of 2015, a pivotal year for Sierra Leone and the global health agenda, I want to personally thank you for your partnership with Options Sierra Leone and the Evidence for Action MamaYe campaign programme.