On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, the MamaYe Advocacy Coalition partnered the Universal Access to Healthcare Campaign to present a 10-Action Point document to the leadership of the Ministry of Health.
A Deputy Director of the Family Health Division and head of the Reproductive and Child Health Department of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Aboagye, has urged skilled birth attendants across the country to adequately supervise their inexpert colleagues to increase maternal and newborn survival.
Benjamin Black is a British Obstetrician / Gynaecologist, working for Medecins Sans Frontieres in the Gondama Referral Centre in Bo District. In his blog "May the forceps be with you", he speaks about his work in the clinic and the need for sustained attention to maternal and newborn health in times of crisis.
Habiba says she loves her profession. “In midwifery I do a lot,” she adds proudly. “I help mothers in carrying out their pregnancies. During deliveries I help them to conduct live babies—to make a better future.” But it pained her that her facility was not able to deliver the high quality of services the community deserved.
OPINION PIECE: From the White Ribbon Alliance Tanzania to mark the 500 days countdown to the deadline of MDGs
The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood Tanzania, join with women and their families around the world in celebrating the success of the global campaign to prevent deaths in pregnancy and childbirth.
Benjamin Black is a British Obstetrician / Gynaecologist. He is currently working for Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors without borders (MSF) in the Gondama Referral Centre in Bo District, which serves as a tertiary referral unit for obstetric complications and emergencies. On his blog with MSF "May the forceps be with you", he speaks about his work in the clinic and the need for sustained attention to maternal and newborn health in times of crisis.
Ten low and middle-income countries were celebrated for the significant progress in their efforts to save the lives of women and children during the recently concluded Partners Forum in Johannesburg. They were reported to have invested in high-impact health interventions as well as making significant progress across multiple health-enhancing sectors, including education, women’s political and economic participation, clean water and sanitation, poverty reduction and economic growth.