If you walk to any health facility in the country and stroll through the maternity corridors or wards, you will see women sitting in groups chatting, sharing their stories and laughing. As much as there is joy and excitement from these women that they are about to bring a new bundle of joy in this world, there is also fear and anxiety in these first, second or third time mothers.
MamaYe Malawi has been supporting Rumphi district in participating in the budget transparency and accountability process through a series of assessments.
On Thursday 11 May, we had the first civil society meeting on the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in Sierra Leone. The Global Financing Facility is a multi-stakeholde
After we got the evidence around maternal and newborn health in health care facilities in Lagos State, we used the findings to help communities improve on their attitude towards the health of pregnant women and newborns by taking the action you are about to read in this story.
Victor Lansana Koroma is Executive Director at Health Alert, a civil society organisation in Sierra Leone that advocates to improve the health of women and children.
Building a strong partnership among midwives, mothers and partners in maternal and newborn health builds a healthy community and nation.
We join the rest of the world to celebrate midwives, not only in Nigeria but across the globe. MamaYe is very proud of the works that midwives are doing, as their partnership with the families of pregnant women is very important to improve maternal and newborn health statistics.
Lagos State has a law on health insurance for everyone in the State. But to ensure that pregnant women and newborns are covered, we are taking action to promote the understanding of health insurance through community committes, so that families, especially husbands, may key into the plan for the benefits of their families.
The MamaYe movement continues to bring on board, communities from far and near to ensure that more people are taking action to save the lives of pregnant women and newborns in Nigeria. We bring you an example from Badagry, Lagos State.