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Inspiration in Koromasilaia

On Monday 24th June we were lucky enough to spend time with the community leaders of Koromasilaia in Koinadugu. Over the last four years things have changed in Koromasilaia - and it is thanks to the leadership, organisation, brains and cohesion of the locals.

How Lagos combats maternal, child deaths

To empower women, don't forget the men

The award-winning Fambula Initiative Network for Equality (FINE) is doing innovative work in Sierra Leone. They are working with men to turn around cultural norms that negatively impact women’s empowerment, including expanding their access to family planning and reproductive health services.

Traditional ruler celebrates blood donor day with MamaYe

Zuba community in Abuja came alive on the world blood donor day, with the traditional ruler of Zuba himself declaring the day opened while he encouraged his people to donate blood to save lives.

MamaYe joins NSBS to celebrates World Blood Donor Day 2014

MamaYe in collaboration with National Safe Blood Services celebrated World Blood Donor Day in Makeni on June 14th.

Ten ways to save a million lives

Tackling malnutrition is crucial to accelerating progress in women’s and children’s health. The latest evidence on nutrition and maternal and newborn health has been gathered and summarised by the MamaYe team. On 8th June, world leaders, business people and donors signed the Global Nutrition for Growth Compact, an agreement to improve the nutrition of children and pregnant women, securing new commitments of up to US$4.15 billion to tackle undernutrition by 2020.

Photography from World Blood Donor Day - Kabala, Sierra Leone

Photo essay depicting World Blood Donor day celebrations in Kabala, Koinadugu district, Sierra Leone

Why Blood Donation Will Save Mothers and Babies in Sierra Leone

Infographics on why Blood Donation Will Save Mothers and Babies in Sierra Leone

The 28 journeys of a blood donor

Why Nigeria needs more blood, voluntary blood donors to save lives of mothers and babies

In Nigeria, 23% of women dies in labour due to severe bleeding. Do you know why we need more blood donors to save lives of mothers and babies? See the graphics below: