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Bilkisu Ado Zango

Bilkisu Ado Zango

Bilkisu Ado Zango is the Advocacy Coordinator for E4A in Nigeria. She is responsible for using MNH evidence as the foundation for advocacy to different stakeholders and mobilising public support through the MamaYe campaign at all levels to improve maternal and newborn survival.

She is a journalist with Kano State Radio Corporation as a reporter, sub –editor, newscaster and presenter.

She has passion for humanitarian work and has worked voluntarily with many organisations including Kano Human Rights Network (KAHRN), Youth Society for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases and Social Vices (YOSPIS), Coalition of Budget Transparency Advocates (COBTAK), Member, Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities, Kano State Chapter (JONAPWD) among others.

Bilkisu is a graduate of Bayero University, Kano, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Language. She loves to use her knowledge to help save the lives of mothers and babies using evidence based advocacy to help change their lives and make pregnancy and childbirth a moment of joy in the family.

MamaYe, CHR inaugurate maternal death review in Kano

MamaYe and Community Health Research have facilitated the inauguration and training of a facility-based maternal death review committee in Kano State.

MamaYe Day (of success) 2014

"MamaYe depicts issues that are close to all of our hearts. It concerns everyone, including you!"

I took the wrong advice, then my baby came too soon!

Regardless of education, this is how neighbourhood or family influence over medical advice may carry dangerous consequence for pregnant women and their newborns.

International Day of Rural Women - an infographic

MamaYe Nigeria celebrates International Day of Rural Women. There are more than 18 million rural women in Nigeria today - but they are not all getting the care they deserve.

Do doctors really know best?

...because those women who did not attend antenatal care or did not use the help of a skilled birth attendant could have made a better choice if they knew