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Maternal Deaths and MDSR in Ethiopia

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.

QuIC approach is quick indeed

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.

Water that erodes maternal hope away...

Malawi is in a state of disaster. Floods have hit different parts of the country and have left thousands destitute. While we appreciate that a lot are suffering, where does this leave a pregnant woman and issues of maternal and newborn health.

E4A-MamaYe Online Newsletter--January 2015 Issue

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.

Development Initiatives: what we have learnt about budget advocacy

Sometimes you have to admit that not everyone can be a budget expert, and working in partnership with organisations that specialise in budgets, while you specialise in advocacy, is a beneficial model to ensure that budgets become a friendly affair. In 2014, Development Initiatives worked in partnership with the Mobilising Advocates from Civil Society coalition to provide budget advocacy support to 12 organisations.