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Holly Reid

Holly Reid forms part of the MamaYe communications team in Ghana. She is responsible for producing content for print, web, digital and social media platforms to inform and empower people to demand timely and responsive maternal and child healthcare services. Holly has extensive advocacy experience in regional, remote and urban communities throughout the Asia-Pacific region and Africa. She has particular expertise working for the development of Indigenous Australian communities, many of which share similar child and maternal healthcare issues faced in Ghana. Holly has a Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) from the University of Canberra, and was the recipient of the University Medal.

MamaYe Ghana Launch: Make We Talk

On Tuesday, MamaYe Ghana was officially launched at the International Conference Centre in Accra. The event bought together over 300 stakeholders in maternal and newborn health from all corners of Ghana, ranging from the caretaker Deputy Minister for Health to an eight-month pregnant mother with her firstborn in arms.

Kobina Essien, the Taxi Doctor

When Kobina Essian was told by his family that they could not afford his junior high school fees, he realised that his dreams of becoming a medical doctor were no longer likely to come true. Leaning up against a coconut tree, he closes his eyes and remarks “I always liked their white outfits, it made them look so knowledgeable. It still hurts I never achieved that, but life goes on”.