MamaYe is extremely concerned by the 2014 outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. The impact of the virus not only constitutes a health emergency in itself, but places great strain on the health systems of those countries affected. There is little evidence available on the precise impact of the virus, but outcomes from two different studies seem to suggest that women and newborns are more at risk.
Handicap International has developed a chart that helps to identify normal steps and potential delays in child development.
Back in July, the Office of the First Lady with UNFPA organised a national forum for Traditional & Religious leaders on maternal mortality & morbidity reduction. The specific focus was reduction of teenage pregnancy and child marriage.