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Critical next steps for the maternal health community

MamaYe Club Heroes and Heroines

For Pinda Primary School, one of the clubs in Mchinji district, the maternal and child health messages has been taken to a new level. One of the strategies at the school’s club in 2014 was to reach out to those girls who dropped out of school due to pregnancy; bring them back and turn them into MamaYe Advocates.

Making All Voices Count: call for proposals to amplify citizens' voice

Making All Voices Count runs a rolling grant programme, funding innovative projects that bring together citizens, government, the private sector, tech actors and civil society to find new solutions to governance challenges in Bangladesh, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

Maternal Health in a Time of Ebola

MamaYe's Fatou Wurie discusses her experiences of maternal health care in Sierra Leone with Amnesty International.

The 43rd Performance Based Financing Course in Sierra Leone: “Somebody who works more, is rewarded more”

This blog is written by MamaYe's Advocacy Advisor, Sowo Lebbie. She reports on the perfomance based financing (PBF) course she recently attended in Bo City, and discusses the opportunities of the PBF model for post-Ebola recovery in Sierra Leone.

We need to address cultural factors so that mothers and babies get the care they need

WHEN A COMMUNITY IS EMPOWERED: The Story of Chiderezi Community

The people of Chidelezi community in the Traditional Authority Kawamba, Kasungu led by the safe motherhood taskforce volunteers have defied all odds by constructing a simple village clinic which will greatly help the communities by handling basic minor illnesses and antenatal services.

Who's Responsible for the Maternal Health of Young People

Who is accountable for the young woman dying during childbirth in a rural hospital in Edingeni, Mzimba? For the woman in a health center in Mayani in Dedza? For the young mother in a rural home in Malombe in Mangochi? A girl child raped while coming from school, elsewhere in Chididi, Nsanje? Who is accountable for the women and adolescent girls in a thousand places elsewhere in Malawi?

Male Involvement in Maternal Health

In their roles as fathers, partners or healthcare workers, men influence not only their own health but also women’s reproductive health. Men tend to be the decision-makers within families and often take the lead in issues regarding the allocation of money, transport, women’s workload and access to health services, family planning and use of contraceptives

Communities in Bonthe Island and Koinadugu Take Action for Better Health Services

Emergencies like Ebola demand that everyone plays their part. But sometimes, people don’t know what they can do or have access to the information they need. How can we help women regain trust in their local facilities?