When it comes to inaccessibility to good quality health care services in Nigeria, the distributions are surprisingly equitable! This probably explains why many Nigerians with financial resources go abroad on medical tourism, while those who cannot afford medical tourism resign to fate. But, this is a story of change.
April 11th is the International Day of Maternal Health and Rights. For those who have experienced it, pregnant women suffer disrespect and many forms of abuse in the hands of healthcare providers. Apart from a charter that seeks to protect pregnant women from abuse, Yelwa too took an action to end disrespectful attitudes towards pregnant women.
The MamaYe campaign is gradually becoming a movement of people taking action to help improve the lives of pregnant women and newborns in their communities. This story shows how people connect for development.
Across Nigeria, journalists are publishing reports that are re-shaping maternal and newborn health issues. We contribute to their efforts through trainings that can make their reporting more impactful.
More people are taking action to demand maternal and newborn health rights from the government. We have seen success in certain states in Nigeria where the government is allocating more than 15% of their total budget to health. We take a look at how to work more to replicate the success in one state in another.
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.
14 June every year is World Blood Donor Day. This is a day set aside by the World Health Organization to celebrate voluntary blood donors and recognise their valuable life saving contribution to society. Don’t hesitate, donate today.