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Aurelie du Chatelet

Aurelie du Chatelet

Aurélie is the E4A technical officer for MamaYe in Sierra Leone. She supports the team from the technical side and on advocacy and communications. She holds an MSc from the London School of Economics in population and development and Master’s degrees in political science and in social sciences. Her areas of interest are public policy, international health, health financing and advocacy, demography and reproductive health in post-conflict settings. 

 

 

 

Kailahun

Some of the loudest and longest storms feel like they will never end, but eventually they always do.

The First 24 Hours

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.

Ebola, mothers and babies: What do we know?

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.

Identifying Disability in Children - An infographic on Child Development

Handicap International has developed a chart that helps to identify normal steps and potential delays in child development.

Men taking the lead as fathers and husbands to end Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

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.

Facts and Figures - HIV in Sierra Leone

Too many people in Sierra Leone – including mothers and babies – are at risk of being infected by HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases. Sierra Leone needs to invest more in health to prevent new infections.

Sierra Leone News: NAS targets 80, 000 people for HIV/AIDS test

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.

Prematurity in Sierra Leone: World Prematurity Day 2013

MamaYe Sierra Leone celebrates World Prematurity Day 2013. Here are some facts specific to Sierra Leone.

First Lady Sia Koroma targets more pragmatic approach to teenage pregnancies and child marriage

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.