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Ann Pettifor

Ann Pettifor

Ann Pettifor is Advocacy, Web and Communications Lead for the E4A programme, which has initiated the MamaYe campaign, as well as Director of Advocacy International. Ann has a distinguished record in the field of public advocacy, having led the international Jubilee 2000 campaign. This mobilised many communities across Africa, Latin America and Asia, and led to the cancellation of approximately $100 billion of debt owed by 35 countries, including many in Africa.

Ann was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2000 by the University of Newcastle. She was granted the freedom of the City of Callao in Peru in 1999: an honorary masters degree from the Archbishop of Canterbury; the Pax Christi International Peace Prize in 2000 and in 2001 was made  a Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) by President Obasanjo of Nigeria.

A helping hand for the ‘young and lonely’ in Duakwa, Ghana

Sister Mercy Asiedua - experienced and dedicated to her community of mothers

Africa's midwives - all members of a noble profession

African midwives belong to a truly noble profession. They use their skills, experience and dedication to preside over the gift to humanity of a new life. For millions of women and their families across the continent, they facilitate the miracle of childbirth. 

Giving blood to save a mama

More than a thousand young Tanzanians had gathered to donate blood to save mothers and newborns. Altogether a remarkable event. A demonstration of selfless dedication and commitment by young people willing to give their blood to save Tanzania’s mothers and babies.