Having a health system that works to reduce needless and avoidable deaths of pregnant women and newborns can work when we all take actions, just like this group in Bauchi State is doing, giving hope to families and communities.
A civil society activist working for Partners in Rural Development (PARD-SL) in Kailahun district has said Facility Improvement Team Assessment Scorecard (FIT) “is an eye-opener” to be used by civil society to advocate for improved maternal and new born health care in the country.
Influenced by MamaYe Super Activists, Hasana realised that being a midwife, she actually could do something to improve the health of pregnant women and newborns. Her action is quite simple, but good enough to help many pregnant women.
Read the story behind how MamaYe Nigeria combined radio with other advocacy efforts to secure the commitment of Bauchi State government to allocate 15% of the State's total budget to health, making the State currently the only one with such budgetary allocation to health.
District, zone and national representatives joined MamaYe for a quality of institutional care (QuIC) training workshop. QuIC is a fast, low-cost approach that uses telephone-based data collection to inform improvements in quality of care.
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