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Spotlight on a health budget advocate

Joyce Ng’ang’a is a Policy and Advocacy Program Officer at WACI Health - An African region advocacy organization based in Nairobi.

What works in health budget accountability?

Earlier this month, Sarah Fox, E4A Health Financing Specialist, spent two days at the PHC Expenditure and Budget Advocacy Consultation convened by PAI in South Africa. Here Sarah summarises the key lessons she took from the consultation about health budget advocacy approaches and what works for success.

Maternal and newborn health accountability investigators on the prowl!

Across Nigeria, journalists are publishing reports that are re-shaping maternal and newborn health issues. We contribute to their efforts through trainings that can make their reporting more impactful.

How is advocacy making the government respond to MNH issues?

More people are taking action to demand maternal and newborn health rights from the government. We have seen success in certain states in Nigeria where the government is allocating more than 15% of their total budget to health. We take a look at how to work more to replicate the success in one state in another.

MamaYe mobilise women in Koinadugu district to ask for quality health care

MamaYe’s Koinadugu Advocacy Group mobilised the women of Kabala Township on International Women’s Day (March 8) to join partners in advocating for quality of health care for women and babies in the district. The theme for this year is “Be Bold for Change”.

Pregnant women must always go for checks – Dr. Zhu

Gynaecologist and Obstetrician at the Jui Friendship hospital Dr. Zhu Yu Ying has said that pregnant women must always go for medical checks to avoid complications during delivery.

One of the world's most urgent issues

Lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene remains one of the worlds most urgent issues. For the E4A-MamaYe programme this is especially relevant.

What progress looks like for Primary Health Care Under One Roof in Nigeria

A robust primary health care (PHC) system has been described as important to achieving Universal Health Coverage, but we cannot stop at that. This is why MamaYe is working assiduously towards implementing the policy that will drive the system to success.

Using data to accelerate implementation of the SDGs

Today at the Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW), an expert panel will discuss 'the availability and use of data and gender statistics.

Int'l Women's Day 2017: how 1st female commissioner in Bauchi State was bold for change

Dr. Hannatu Ibrahim held several 'first female' positions. As we celebrate the International Women's Day 2017, she shares her experience on when, as a woman, she had to be bold to be successful in the positions.

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