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Safe Motherhood graduates 66 Community Midwifery Assistants in Malawi

In a bid to increase skilled attendance at birth the Presidential Initiative on Maternal Health and Safe Motherhood has graduated 66 Community Midwifery Assistants.

Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents: From Evidence to Action, Online Course

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is offering a free, online course, “Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents: From Evidence to Action”. The course starts on 28th September, 2015 and is open to anyone interested in learning about the health of women, children, and adolescents.

Anyimadu-Antwi, the MP supporting maternal health in Asante Akim Central

The Member of Parliament for Asante Akim Central in the Ashanti region, Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi, has repaired a defective ambulance, which he procured some years ago for the Dwease-Praso sub-municipality in a bid to reduce maternal and newborn deaths.

Scaling up: nine more districts in Sierra Leone to have QuIC FIT quality of care data

Bockarie Sesay, MamaYe Evidence Advisor, reports on a two-week QuIC FIT orientation visit conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation.

Malawi's population to triple by 2040

Malawi is said to be among the eight countries in the world with high fertility rate. Despite all the efforts to promote family planning, a Malawian woman on average still prides herself in having more than five children.

A short profile of the Paediatric Society of Ghana

The Paediatric Society of Ghana (PSG) is a member of the Evidence for Action Maternal and Newborn Health Professional Society. The PSG is a Child Health Awareness and Advocacy non-governmental organization, which seeks to promote the health and well-being of all children in Ghana.

Race for Survival in Zanzibar – A journey from Tanzania to Geneva and Back...

Zanzibar, 13 June 8am, sunny morning and many children, men and women at the Amaani Stadium in Stone town – the place where the Race for Survival is happening. They are so much into it that they didn't even notice the Vice President and his crew entering the place and taking their seats.

'Call off strike for the sake of pregnant women' - MamaYe Ghana appeals to doctors

Friday, 7th August, 2015, Accra:-The MamaYe! Advocacy Coalition has called on the leadership of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) and the Ministry of Health to quickly find an amicable solution to the impasse over the latter’s conditions of service for the sake of pregnant women and newborns.

A MamaYe Champion writes about "dealing with stress in pregnancy"

Stress is an emotional means by which the body responds to a demand on it. The situations or pressures that cause stress are called stressors and can be caused by both good and bad experiences. Managing stress can be unbearable, depending on the circumstances of an individual such as for example, the work you do, your age, your health, either single or married amid others.

Breastfeeding and Work: Lets make it Work

One week into her new job, Mercy Chirwa learned she was pregnant. It was 2012, and she’d just been hired as an Office Assistant for a certain organization that deals with agriculture and nutrition in one of the locations in the capital Lilongwe.