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Photostory: How far can collaboration go to improve maternal and newborn health?

As a catalytic organisation, we have positively and successfully rallied civil society organisations to join the MamaYe movement and push for the improvement of maternal and newborn health with every opportunity available to them. We are happy to highlight in pictures, our CSOs and their contributions so far. Take a view.

How can we make health clinics safe for pregnant women?

Having a health system that works to reduce needless and avoidable deaths of pregnant women and newborns can work when we all take actions, just like this group in Bauchi State is doing, giving hope to families and communities.

Health ministry kicks-off data collection exercise for a comprehensive list of health facilities Sierra Leone

The Directorate of Policy, Planning and Information, Ministry of Health and Sanitation has started a survey called "Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA)" which will provide a starting point for the development and validation of a comprehensive master list of health facilities across the country

Mama Ye! celebrates radio journalists

This week the World Radio Day (February 13t) was celebrated globally in numerous ways. At Mama Ye! we add our voice to applaud a commendable job of the journalists we have worked with in Tanzania.

FIT scorecard an eye-opener for advocacy for improved maternal health care services for mothers and babies in Sierra Leone

A civil society activist working for Partners in Rural Development (PARD-SL) in Kailahun district has said Facility Improvement Team Assessment Scorecard (FIT) “is an eye-opener” to be used by civil society to advocate for improved maternal and new born health care in the country.

What this midwife is doing to save lives will inspire you!

Influenced by MamaYe Super Activists, Hasana realised that being a midwife, she actually could do something to improve the health of pregnant women and newborns. Her action is quite simple, but good enough to help many pregnant women.

World Radio Day - the truth, the power, the influence

Read the story behind how MamaYe Nigeria combined radio with other advocacy efforts to secure the commitment of Bauchi State government to allocate 15% of the State's total budget to health, making the State currently the only one with such budgetary allocation to health.

Radio - a partner in maternal health survival

Radio has always played a very important role in informing the public on health matters. In Malawi Radio has played a very critical role as a source of information on maternal health.

The numbers matter. Here's why

“The circumstances surrounding a stillbirth, neonatal and maternal death can be painful to recount. However, this process of reviewing deaths, or near-miss cases, can highlight missed opportunities in care, leading to fewer such cases in the future”.

Using scorecards to catalyse action

Dr Tunde Segun, E4A-MamaYe’s Country Director in Nigeria joined colleagues from our Evidence4Action (E4A) Ethiopia programme in Addis this week at the Second Annual Conference