Ethiopia is one of the countries with a high burden of maternal mortality. As part of its drive to tackle maternal mortality, the Federal Ministry of Health formally launched the national Maternal Death Surveillance and Response (MDSR) system in May 2013.
The MamaYe Campaign and the Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights have noted with surprise, a video circulating in the media in what seems to be a deliverance session being performed by a ‘man of God’ on a pregnant woman.
QuIC (Quality of Institutional Care) is a telephone-based approach to assessing the readiness of facilities to provide quality Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care services. It collects analyses and presents data quickly, so results are available for immediate action.
Universal health coverage does not mean adding new buildings but equipping the existing ones with the minimum standard needed for basic maternal and child health service delivery.
The community can take ownership of evidence-based and safe practices if they are involved in development programs. People become empowered when you teach them how to fish more than when you fish for them.
Mama Ye! keeps you up-to-date with the latest information, evidence, plans, launches and all that is important about and for Maternal and Newborn Health in Tanzania. We welcome you to the first issue of Mama Ye! Online Newsletter for 2015, with a focus on the newborn baby.