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Training of CBOs in MamaYe Project Districts ends

The MamaYe Ghana team has just rounded up a two-week Advocacy Skills enhancement workshop in the regional capitals of the Volta and Ashanti Regions. The training programme brought together community based organisations in four project districts of the Volta Region (Ketu North, Nkwanta South, South Dayi and Ho) and another four in the Ashanti Region (Sekyere South Sekyere Central, Asante Akim North and Offinso North).

A small step, a small act can create BIG Change

Ms. Afrique Montreal winner from Sierra Leone gives back to her home country, Sierra Leone.

Why women give birth in odd places

Miriam Makeba Honoured as Mama Afrika Award Launched in South Africa at International MNCH Conference

A beautifully lit stage welcomed delegates as they streamed into the Boma Banquet Hall at the Birchwood Hotel on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa.

How I could have saved a mother's life with my pen

Debate continues over the timing of umbilical cord clamping

Birth attendants usually separate the newborn from the placenta by clamping and cutting the umbilical cord, but the timing of this practice varies and has been the subject of on-going debate which have recently been revived. So what is the optimal time for clamping a newborns’ umbilical cord?

A marvel of a youth club: MamaYe in Mchinji

Mamaye Club in Mchinji is one of a kind. With over 50 members, the club is determined to make a difference in the field of maternal and newborn health in the village and surrounding areas. Here is the story.

Importance of Breast Feeding Week

a summary on the importance of breast feeding.

MaiMwana volunteer counsellors: a way to exclusive breastfeeding

The intervention focuses on exclusive breastfeeding by promoting behavioural change of some harmful cultural practices and beliefs such as discarding colostrums, giving of prelacteral feeds and delay in initiation of breast feeding.

Superfood for Babies: How overcoming barriers to breastfeeding will save children’s lives

This report, published by Save the Children, uses latest evidence to explain how breastfeeding saves lives and what the rates of breastfeeding practices are across the world. The report goes onto examine the reasons why there is a lack of progress in the uptake of breastfeeding and concludes with recommendations on how to improve this.