Sustainability is key to interventions that seek to make the lives of beneficiaries better. Read a great example of a self-sustaining MamaYe-Evidence4Action Nigeria maternal and newborn health intervention in Bauchi State that is now on autopilot!
Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed is the Bauchi State Coordinator for Evidence for Action (E4A). He is responsible for the strategic drive and managing the smooth implementation of E4A’s activities, using evidence targeted at relevant audiences to accelerate progress on maternal and newborn survival in the State.
He provides technical inputs and support in the use of evidence to power advocacy and accountability on maternal and newborn health, also in ensuring a strong MamaYe movement in evidence-based approaches and tactics to improve quality of care for mothers and newborns.
Ahmed has over 17 years working experience in health communication programming with UNPFA, UNICEF, and Communication for Social Change Consortium (New Jersey, USA).
In Nigeria, Ahmed has held different positions with USAID supported projects - Community Mobilization Programme Coordinator (COMPASS), and recently Community Mobilization Specialist, Targeted State High Impact Project (TSHIP).
Ahmed has intensely provided technical guidance in institutionalizing proven community mobilization, communication and advocacy modules to academic institutions and CSOs such as ACADA Model of Communication (Mass Communication Department of University of Maiduguri); Theatre for Development addressing child survival interventions and the United Nations Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women [CEDAW] (University of Ibadan and Jos, HECTIC Drama Group Kano and over 40 Drama clubs across 10 States in Nigeria).
Ahmed also conducted Advocacy and Community Mobilization, and Interpersonal Skills Tools for PMTCT in 4 LGAs in Kaduna State and 6 health facilities in Gombe State.
Ahmed is a recipient of American Cancer Society’s Certificate of Achievement for dedication and Commitment to the global cancer control mission.
Ahmed holds a Master of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Jos, Nigeria. He has a wife and 4 children.
Presentation of maternal and newborn data relating to Bauchi State from NDHS 2013 raises questions about millions of Naira expended on the improvement of maternal and newborn health but without impressive results.