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Every Life Counts: Marching to save mothers, babies and you

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.

Supportive supervision; key in maternal, newborn survival

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.

United We Stand

Visualising African budgets

Budgets can be hard to understand without expert knowledge, making it difficult to establish how much has been allocated to health. Visualisation tools can make this easier, by transforming budget figures into easily-understandable graphs and figures.

“I Made Some Changes”: A Nurse Midwife’s Experience with Leadership and Management Training

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.

The First 24 Hours

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.

Why they succeed: lessons for Nigeria

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.

Help me survive giving birth!

On average, 119 women die everyday in Nigeria from complications of pregnancy. A friend’s experience tells it better.

A kit in time

Simple birth kits could save countless lives of women and newborns, if only women can get them!