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).
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.
If a report on the number of women and children who die daily in all the local governments of the federation due to leadership negligence can be gathered, the nation should be in perpetual mourning for losing thousands of her citizens to undeserved and preventable deaths!
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?
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.
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.