On Tuesday, MamaYe Ghana was officially launched at the International Conference Centre in Accra. The event bought together over 300 stakeholders in maternal and newborn health from all corners of Ghana, ranging from the caretaker Deputy Minister for Health to an eight-month pregnant mother with her firstborn in arms.
Acting together will result in thousands of mothers and newborns surviving pregnancy and childbirth. That is the conviction of the Mama Ye! campaign which was launched in Tanzania on 17th January 2013.
Francess Forna makes an impression because she is clear about her vision. “We want to produce midwives who care, who have solid knowledge of the issues and the practical experience to support that knowledge before they graduate and go directly into the field. This is why I am passionate about ensuring our graduates get the best out of Midwifery school”.
More than a thousand young Tanzanians had gathered to donate blood to save mothers and newborns. Altogether a remarkable event. A demonstration of selfless dedication and commitment by young people willing to give their blood to save Tanzania’s mothers and babies.
I begin with OUR, because this website is about all of us uniting to take individual and collective action to improve health care for our mothers and babies in Sierra Leone. Why a website you may ask in a country were digital penetration may not be very high? The answer is simple; we want to consolidate and place all evidence in the form of reports, statistics, surveys while also highlighting the good work our partners, communities and individuals do, in one centralised space, in this case, the space is virtual.
On February 9th MamaYe's Evidence for Action team organised and trained selected health correspondents across Kano and Jigawa states, as well as Abuja.
What has the Sierra Leonean Government pledged to do to save the lives of our mothers and babies? Below we outline some of the public pledges made by the Government at International events. MamaYe will be working with our communities to make sure these pledges are met.
What has the Nigerian Government pledged to do to save the lives of our mothers and babies? Below we outline some of the public pledges made by the Government at international events. MamaYe will be working with our communities to make sure these pledges are met.