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Sowo Lebbie

Sowo Lebbie has a strong public health background with over ten years experience working with International Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in public health fields and over five years experience in programme management in the field of child survival and development. She has been involved in advocacy efforts at all levels (community, district and national) particularly helping to shape the strategic maternal and child health reference policy document in Sierra Leone and internationally. Sowo was also a core team member in developing and implementing the maternal and child health package interventions in Koinadugu district which has scaled up in other parts of the country. As a mother of three beautiful children, understanding and contributing to changing the health landscape for mothers and newborns is of great importance to Sowo; in her opinion, every mother and her child deserve to survive and thrive.


New distance learning radio programme to strengthen knowledge

The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative invited MamaYe to participate in a workshop designing a distance learning radio programme. The radio programme will aim to strengthen health promotion and other skills of community volunteers to promote RMNCH issues in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Activists continue to inspire and mobilise

MamaYe's DLAs play a very important role in mobilising their local communities to act to save the lives of mothers and babies. On 14th July, MamaYe's DLAs met in Freetown to share their success stories and plan their activities with the MamaYe team.

Taking Action for Better Health Services

Emergencies like Ebola demand that everyone plays their part. But sometimes, people don’t know what they can do or have access to the information they need. How can we help women regain trust in their local facilities?

MamaYe is Strengthening the Community Response for Safe Clinics in Bonthe

It was a great joy for the people of Bonthe island to have MamaYe and its implementing partners engage local communities in discussion around making their clinics safe for mothers and babies in the current Ebola context.

Koinadaugu - the last district to report an Ebola Case

Koinadugu is one of the northern districts in northern Sierra Leone bordering with Guinea. Since the Ebola outbreak in May, Koinadugu is the last district to quite recently report an Ebola case. Read more about how they were able to prevent an Ebola outbreak in their district for so long and have strng sysmtes in place to mitigate te outbreak.