Read more about MAMA's announcement at Women Deliver, and learn more about how mobile messages can educate, empower, and engage mothers around the importance of family planning and help them make informed health decisions for themselves and their babies.
Mr. Simon, third left, and his fellow Facility Health Committee members take inventory of blocks moulded from the sand and cement donated during fundraising to turn their health facility around for good.
Most of us know personally or have heard of a woman who has passed away due to complications during pregnancy or childbirth. The tragic truth is that most of these deaths of our Tanzanian mothers and babies during pregnancy or childbirth are in fact entirely preventable.
The Voluntary Blood Donors Association in Sierra Leone are currently calling on government through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to kindly recognize services and contributions blood donors make towards improving services for mothers and babies.
Nigerian officials hope that new measures to improve health care for women will bring down the country's high maternal mortality rate.
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation in collaboration with its partners are commemorating the Maternal and Child Health (MCH - Mami en pikin welbodi) Week country wide. Launched by the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Ms Miatta Kargbo, in Kailahun on 23rd May 2013, the Maternal and Child Health week is a national campaign that is being undertaken twice a year with the aim of improving the health status of women and children in Sierra Leone.
The campaign for the national maternal and child heath week (23rd to 27th May 2013) focuses on increasing coverage of essential recommended preventive health services that are known to increase child survival. MamaYe wishes the Ministry of Health and the whole country a successful campaign!
Honorable Hanna Bundu - a registered state nurse, Member of Parliament constituency 61 and representative of the Parliamentary Health Committee - pledged her support to mothers and babies at the MamaYe campaign launch.
Africell, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation among other partners; on Friday 17th May, 2013 supported the MamaYe campaign to reduce maternal and child mortality at the British Council Hall, Tower Hill in Freetown.