Civil society organisations in Sierra Leone led by the Budget Advocacy Network joined the Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN) in promoting the global launch of the #ValueOurHealth campaign. The #ValueOurHealth Campaign calls on governments in Sub-Saharan Africa to take urgent action to increase access to budget information and to provide more opportunity for public engagement in the budgeting process.
When she was 15, long before she became gender adviser to Sierra Leone's president, Naasu Fofanah was raped by her church pastor. With her mother's help, she had an abortion, a decision she does not regret, even though it involved breaking the law.
We are excited to announce that the Africa Health Budget Network's new campaign, #ValueOurHealth: African voices for better spending for women and children is here! We are calling on African governments to increase access to budget information and to provide more opportunity for public engagement in the budgeting process.
The Mzimba district council has unanimously reached the resolution that using the Health Budget Advocacy (HBA) Transparency Scorecard is the only way possible to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability in the health budget sector formulation, disbursement and implementation.
HBA Transparency Scorecard will improve budget efficiency, accountability- Nkhata Bay district commissioner
“What we have learnt today is a very important tool in the budget formulation, disbursement and implementation. This HBA Transparency Scorecard will make us work hard while striving to deliver positive results in the way we handle the health sector budget and of course other sector budgets”
The Minister of Health and Sanitation in Sierra Leone Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofonah on Friday 8th April launched the National Rapid Laboratory Capacity Assessment report. The report was launched at the Grassroot Women Empowerment Conference Hall in Freetown.
After successfully trained the Rumphi district council and other stakeholders on the use of Health Budget Advocacy (HBA) transparency scorecard, MamaYe Malawi is taking the similar training to Nkhata Bay and Mzimba district councils.