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Advocacy Success Story: Kenya Approves Misoprostol for PPH

Citizen-Led Accountability Workshop in Mozambique

Aminu Magashi Garba, Coordinator of the Africa Health Budget Network, shares his experiences from the Citizen-Led Accountability Workshop in Maputo, Mozambique in October 2016. The five day workshop organised by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, involved developing a new joint strategy to promote citizen-led accountability for RMNCAH at the global level, sharing lessons between civil society participants, and capacity building.

The need for web-literate heath professionals in Sierra Leone

MamaYe lights up Ningi community in Bauchi!

MamaYe is a bride loved by all and sundry, and that accounts for the level of acceptability that the campaign has enjoyed so far. The story of our successful launch in Ningi LGA in Bauchi State will inspire a feeling of love and readiness to help pregnant women and newborns survive, even if it is by giving a pint of blood. Everybody can play a role.

Take the Kangaroo Mother Care challenge

As I searched for material to write about and share widely I came across the Kangaroo Mother Care challenge. Smart idea!

It Takes The Whole Village To Prevent Premature Births

Malawi has the highest preterm birth rate in the world. Every year, 120,200 babies are born too soon, and 5,300 of these die due to preterm birth complications. But two women from Mzimba District did not want their babies to be among those 5,300 babies.

"Pisha njia, kwa sababu kila sekunde ni muhimu"--madereva wa gari za wagonjwa

I sat in a small conference room at Amana Regional Hospital with about 20 ambulance drivers. These men wake up every morning not knowing what emergency case(s) they will deal with that day.

Health budget advocates meet in Tanzania to strengthen Global Financing Facility engagement

In November, health budget advocates came together in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to share and learn from their experiences of engaging in the Global Financing Facility (GFF). The GFF is a new financing mechanism to help end preventable maternal and child deaths and improve the health of women, children and adolescents.

World Pneumonia Day 2016

John's two year old son was seriously ill with pneumonia and he discovers that it is the second biggest killer of children in the world. Pneumonia killed about 5400 children under the age of five last year in Malawi.

World Prematurity Day 2016