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Derick Adogla

Derick Adogla

Derick Romeo Adogla is the Communications Manager for the team in Ghana. Derick 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. Derick joins the MamaYe Ghana team with far-reaching experience in Journalism, Public Relations, web content and social media management. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies (First Class Honours) from the Ghana Institute of Journalism and a Masters in Communication Studies from the University of Ghana. Derick says: “When a woman becomes a mother, it’s such a joy to watch her behold her newborn baby. Pregnancy should not be a death penalty. It should continue to be a joyful period in the life of a family”. He believes a coordinated open conversation will place all hands on deck in demanding accountability from not only the Government and healthcare providers, but in all Ghanaians, who have an important role to play in ensuring maternal and newborn survival.


Anyimadu-Antwi, the MP supporting maternal health in Asante Akim Central

The Member of Parliament for Asante Akim Central in the Ashanti region, Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi, has repaired a defective ambulance, which he procured some years ago for the Dwease-Praso sub-municipality in a bid to reduce maternal and newborn deaths.

A short profile of the Paediatric Society of Ghana

The Paediatric Society of Ghana (PSG) is a member of the Evidence for Action Maternal and Newborn Health Professional Society. The PSG is a Child Health Awareness and Advocacy non-governmental organization, which seeks to promote the health and well-being of all children in Ghana.

'Call off strike for the sake of pregnant women' - MamaYe Ghana appeals to doctors

Friday, 7th August, 2015, Accra:-The MamaYe! Advocacy Coalition has called on the leadership of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) and the Ministry of Health to quickly find an amicable solution to the impasse over the latter’s conditions of service for the sake of pregnant women and newborns.

A MamaYe Champion writes about "dealing with stress in pregnancy"

Stress is an emotional means by which the body responds to a demand on it. The situations or pressures that cause stress are called stressors and can be caused by both good and bad experiences. Managing stress can be unbearable, depending on the circumstances of an individual such as for example, the work you do, your age, your health, either single or married amid others.

Bold Belinda shines her bright light on maternal & newborn health

She is forthright, firm and fair. She is bright and bold. She is simple and sensitive. Above all, she leads. These are but a few of the adjectives used to describe the genial Dr. Belinda Afriyie Nimako by residents of South Dayi and her colleagues.

Mama Atrato, MamaYe's hero in Ho

Meet Mama Atrato, Queenmother of Ho Dome in the Asogli State of the Volta Region. She is described by some as their role model because she has proven to be genuinely concerned about the welfare of women, especially their health needs. But she describes herself as a “passionate activist for women living everywhere”.

MNH Coalition stops National Health Partners' Summit for a moment!

Members of the MamaYe Advocacy Coalition momentarily stopped the 2015 National Health Partners' Summit to demand game-changing interventions to address preventable maternal and newborn deaths.

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Maternal and Newborn Health

Greater investment in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), is an area that has been overlooked, and yet has potential to improve maternal and newborn health (MNH). WASH refers to “improved water quantity and quality, sanitation, and hygiene” and can prevent or minimise the transmission of disease.

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.

Maternal deaths in Upper East go up

The Upper East Regional Director of Health Service has stated that institutional maternal death increased from 37 deaths in 2012 to 47 deaths in 2014.