25 April marks World Malaria Day 2014, an occasion for us all to come together to renew our efforts and energise our commitment in fighting malaria. We want to highlight the importance of greater investment in tackling malaria for Tanzanian mothers and newborns.
The world celebrates malaria day and it is interesting to learn that fulfilment of political commitment and more funding have helped reduce incidence of malaria by 31% in Africa.
It was two minutes after midday on April 16, 2014 and the Canon EOS 600D camera was never as exciting a companion as it was on this day at the Peki Government Hospital.
MamaYe and Community Health Research have facilitated the inauguration and training of a facility-based maternal death review committee in Kano State.
Probably the first of its kind in Malawi. Silver Strikers Football Club organised a football match against retired players at its stadium, for mothers and babies. The game ended 3-1 in favour of the TNM Champions League holders. However, the retired side did not make it easy for them.
Maternal mortality must be an index for development of all countries to help improve the health of women and young girls, Professor Fred T. Sai, one of Ghana’s foremost reproductive health experts has said.
Country Director of the Evidence for Action Programme (MamaYe Campaign), Prof. Richard Adanu, has called on the Government and all relevant stakeholders to take serious action following increasing statistics on maternal and newborn mortality in Ghana.