In April the MamaYe team travelled to Bonthe district. During the trip we engaged 50 new MamaYe district lead activists and supported the District Health Coordination Committee (DHCC) meeting.
Greater investment in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), is an area that has been overlooked, and yet has potential to improve maternal and newborn health (MNH). WASH refers to “improved water quantity and quality, sanitation, and hygiene” and can prevent or minimise the transmission of disease.
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MamaYe engaged the Medical Superintendent of Princess Christian Maternity Hospital, Dr. A.P. Koroma. He explained why the hospital is safe for mothers and newborns and encouraged pregnant women to use the services.
Health coalition is asking Buhari to look into existing interventions on maternal and child health, and to prioritise commitments made to improve family planning uptakes to improve the health of mothers and babies.
We have known for a long time about what works in newborn health, but we have struggled with how to implement what we know effectively. What this study shows is that it is both possible and feasible to improve life-saving practices during pregnancy, childbirth and in the first weeks of life among families in poor rural communities.
I clenched my fists and tightly closed my eyes. Another contraction came and the process repeated itself. My eyes caught a sign hanging on the wall, which read: ‘Helping Babies Breathe’. In the midst of my pain, I smiled. I knew that sign very well.
Citizens' Hearings are taking place in countries all over the world, as well as at the World Health Assembly and the United Nations General Assembly.This forum gives people the opportunity to highlight the challenges to improving maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health in their area
The new Malawi Marriage Divorce and Family Relations bill has put the age limit to enter into marriage at ‘not below eighteen years old’. But Senior Chief Kaomba of Kasungu has other ideas. Among other efforts to curb maternal deaths in his area, the senior chief is advocating for 21 years as a proper age for marriage in his area.
Patuma Alick has a positive story to tell from a-not-so-positive experience. MamaYe campaigns to encourage women to attend antenatal clinic on time and regularly. Patuma recalled how she lost her three babies and hence thought this is a very good campaign. She’s now a member of the committee.