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.
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 in collaboration with National Safe Blood Services celebrated World Blood Donor Day in Makeni on June 14th.
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.
Photo essay depicting World Blood Donor day celebrations in Kabala, Koinadugu district, Sierra Leone
Infographics on why Blood Donation Will Save Mothers and Babies in Sierra Leone
In Kamuzu Central Hospital, I met a woman who had a child in need of blood transfusion. She was just asking every passers-by to help her by donating blood to her sick child. No one responded. I began to think that if there were many blood donors or many people coming forward to give, the woman would not be in such a condition.
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: