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Sara Nam

Sara Nam

Sara Nam is the E4A Technical Support Unit coordinator for MamaYe in Sierra Leone.  Sara is a reproductive health expert with 25 years’ experience in the health sector and extensive experience working in resource-poor countries in both development and humanitarian settings. Sara is a Midwife and holds a PhD in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where she also obtained her MSc in reproductive & sexual health research.

Warnings over Collapse of Health System in the Wake of Ebola in Sierra Leone

Prior to the outbreak there were signs of progress in the country’s public health operation, which are now under threat.

A story of blood and dedication

Read about MamaYe's research in support of voluntary blood donation, and why this might also be valuable support the Ebola response.

MamaYe celebrates International Day of the Rural Women

Rural women play a critical role in the rural economies of both developed and developing countries through their activities in agriculture and rural enterprises which contribute to local and global economies. But they are disadvantaged in accessing emergency obstetric and neonatal care, because of geography, local support, autonomy, culture, finance, and ergonomics. This contributes to higher maternal mortality rates.

A vision for midwifery in Sierra Leone

In early July, UNFPA and the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) held a three-day workshop that aims to strengthen the profession in Sierra Leone.

To empower women, don't forget the men

The award-winning Fambula Initiative Network for Equality (FINE) is doing innovative work in Sierra Leone. They are working with men to turn around cultural norms that negatively impact women’s empowerment, including expanding their access to family planning and reproductive health services.