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Afehyia Pa! To all champions working for pregnant mothers and babies

The MamaYe Ghana campaign wishes to express its profound gratitude to you for your immense support throughout the year. The campaign recognizes the tenacity with which you have worked throughout the year despite the countless challenges we have scaled collectively. Clearly, the lives of our mothers and babies are invaluable to us all - the reason we braved through the odds.

Jomoro District: 7 maternal deaths recorded in November; Community outreach intensified

The Jomoro District in the Western Region recorded seven maternal deaths in November 2013.

Video: How to care for a Newborn

The third article of the Lancet Neonatal Survival Series published in 2005 indicates that coverage of interventions to address newborn mortality is low, progress in scaling up is slow, and inequality is high, especially for access to skilled clinical interventions.

Financial incentives encourage Government Health Workers to be "kind" during deliveries

In the Coast Region of Tanzania there has been an increase in the number of women delivering in a health care facility—a 9% increase to be precise. I could not help noticing that it was also reported that 9% of government health workers said that their motivation to go to work improved.

205 donors give blood to save lives at ‘Accra Goes Red’

Friday, December 6 known as Farmers’ Day was a holiday set aside to celebrate the hardworking farmers in Ghana. Ordinarily, many people will throng beaches and recreational centres to have fun to while away the time.

Accra Goes Red in pictures

The National Blood Transfusion Service and MamaYe Ghana had a very successful blood donation exercise at the premises of its new National Headquarters at Korle-bu near the Idadfa Park on Friday, December 6, 2013 (Farmers' Day).

ACCRA GOES RED - Pre-Xmas Blood Drive

The National Blood Service, Ghana in collaboration with MamaYe Ghana Campaign is organizing a blood donation exercise on the Friday 6th December, 2013 (Farmers’ Day).

Video: Managing Postpartum Hemorrhage

This video is a must watch for every health official. It is an audiovisual summary of the basic principles of the management of massive PPH.

REALITY ZONE: Increasing maternal and newborn survival in Ghana

The UNICEF statistics on maternal death as presented the other day by its Deputy Country Director, Madam Rushman Murtaza, are worrying. Speaking at a recent workshop for the Council of Traditional Women Leaders, she was reported to have said that of every 100,000 pregnant women who went into labour, 350 of them lost their lives during childbirth.

Video: What and When to Feed Your Child

This is a video explanation of the complementary feeding that a child needs between the ages of 6 and 24 months, describing how in addition to breastfeeding at the age of 6 months onwards this should be supplemented by the right kinds of other food.