Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) are very popular and influential in rural communities in Sierra Leone. Engaged in community-based non-delivery roles, this network of respected individuals has the potential to add value to any intervention targeting pregnant women and mothers of young babies, increasing use of safe clinics and coverage of maternal and newborn health interventions.
Read more about MAMA's announcement at Women Deliver, and learn more about how mobile messages can educate, empower, and engage mothers around the importance of family planning and help them make informed health decisions for themselves and their babies.
The campaign for the national maternal and child heath week (23rd to 27th May 2013) focuses on increasing coverage of essential recommended preventive health services that are known to increase child survival. MamaYe wishes the Ministry of Health and the whole country a successful campaign!