Stakeholders and a network of CSOs including opposition political parties call on Government to consider revising upward the Health Sector Budget allocation.
Tanzanian Midwives Association’s (TAMA) Dr Sebalda Leshabari received special international recognition - the Midwives for All award. TAMA demonstrated superb leadership among stakeholders in, not only celebrating the profession, but also looking into the significance of midwifery profession to the mother, her family, the community and the nation.
Options programme, MANI shares its experience of improving maternal and newborn health in Bungoma County in western Kenya. “I have only been to these meetings twice, but they are teaching me things I have never heard before"
Parliament started meeting in Lilongwe on Friday for a 2016/2017 budget meeting with little word of hope from President Peter Mutharika on the improvement of survival of mothers and babies in the country.
The recent Options event in Lilongwe identified the need to strengthen accountability at all levels to help meet the challenges facing quality health service delivery in Malawi.
Sierra Leone to receive $10 million dollar loan from IDB to improve maternal and child health services
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation will soon receive $10million dollars loan from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in order to provide quality health care services for women and children in Bombali, Kenema and Koinadugu districts.
Urgent action is needed to strengthen accountability for how public money is spent, as the publication of the Panama Papers has shown. Transparency and participation are key drivers of accountability and improved decision-making, which will help deliver the investment required for women and children to reach their full potential.
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