You might not realize how essential a functioning laboratory service is. But you will have seen the effect Ebola had on Sierra Leone and how important it was for public health officers, health managers and decision makers to know who had the virus, who was treated and who was Ebola free.
Deputy Health Minister meets Italian counterpart; discusses plans to establish national blood transfusion centre
The Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation 1, Mrs. Madina Rahman has completed a weeklong working visit to the Republic of Italy. The Minister’s visit was aimed at among other things, exploring possible areas of bilateral cooperation between Sierra Leone and Italy, with a view to further strengthen the country’s health sector.
While investigative journalism has helped unravel corruption and redress public office affairs at different levels, we want to see if it can help in unravelling the reasons our government is not fulfilling promises made to improve the lives of pregnant women and newborns.
Superman, Spiderman, Captain America are all screen heros. At MamaYe, we are raising Super Humans that will challenge the status quo and demand action and accountability for the improvement of the quality of health of pregnant women and newborns.
The Maternal and Newborn Health Coalition Partners are gearing up for the MamaYe Health Budget Advocacy National Accountability Meeting to be held in Lilongwe in August.
The Women Deliver conference in May shared stories of progress and hope, discussed challenges, and proposed solutions to some of the most pressing health and rights issues facing girls and women today. Please join panelists who will present in-country perspectives on key maternal health takeaways and the implications for the health and rights agenda in their countries.
The MDSR Action Network asked six experts from Malaysia, Ireland, Ethiopia and India about the importance of multi-disciplinary teams in MDSR systems. Here are the insights they shared with us.
Citizens Budget Watch has trained 37 Budget Accountability and Tracking Teams in Port Loko District as a way of empowering citizens with budget information to enhance accountability of public officials for effective public service delivery.
Paramount chief saves the lives of more than half a thousand pregnant women and babies in his chiefdom
Meet P.C. Alimamy whose initiative has helped to save the lives of at least 837 pregnant women. He was so inspiring to listen to at the launch. He is the only Paramount Chief in the district - probably the whole of Sierra Leone - who has initiated birth-waiting homes in all the heard-to-reach areas in his chiefdom.
In a world oversaturated with data, static pie charts and line graphs are no longer sufficient – we need tools which marry data visualisation with the latest consolidated, definitive and trusted evidence. In the maternal and newborn health field, we are lucky to have a range of sites on offer.