Benjamin Black is a British Obstetrician / Gynaecologist. He is currently working for Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors without borders (MSF) in the Gondama Referral Centre in Bo District, which serves as a tertiary referral unit for obstetric complications and emergencies. On his blog with MSF "May the forceps be with you", he speaks about his work in the clinic and the need for sustained attention to maternal and newborn health in times of crisis.
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.
This report by FINE Sierra Leone outlines findings and recommendations from a series of focus groups with men on the issues of teenage pregnancy and female genital mutilation/cutting in Sierra Leone.
As part of commemorating the World AIDS Day, the National Aids Secretariat (NAS) in collaboration with partners has targeted 80, 000 people for free HIV/AIDS test across the country within a week period.
MamaYe Sierra Leone celebrates World Prematurity Day 2013. Here are some facts specific to Sierra Leone.
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.