Adolescent Health

Inadequate health data affecting the voice of young people

Young persons in Nigeria are often excluded from the nation’s health and developmental policy-making processes and programs. From issues on gender mainstreaming to equity and inclusion; young people…

Youth are the driving force that can help achieve SDG3

In this last piece from our youth blog series, Magnifique, a doctor specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology, explains why youth must be involved in the GFF if we are to meet the challenging…

Why youth need a place at the GFF table

Our blog series on youth advocates engaged in the GFF continues with Massita, a sexual and reproductive health ambassador from Burkina Faso. During the first E4A-MamaYe GFF CSO Senegal workshop in…

Informed and prepared: Young people and the GFF

Aminata is a Senegalese lawyer working on gender and human rights in Senegal. In this blog, she sets out her strategy, which she believes will ensure the effective participation of youth in the GFF.

Hearing from young voices engaged with the GFF - Blog series

The Global Financing Facility is a financing mechanism for Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child Adolescent Health and Nutrition. With youth accounting for a third of the world’s population, they are…

Let’s discuss Family Planning commodity security in Kenya!

Investing in family planning yields a lifetime of returns. As countries gather in Kigali for the 5th International Conference on Family Planning, our National Advocacy Coordinator, George Ogola,…

Positive change in perception on family planning

What used to be strong cultural fibres against family planning use, are growing weaker every day. Our Kenya based Communications Officer, Meshack Acholla, interviewed one of our champions in Kenya on…

#JazaShelves – a campaign for FP commodity security

Family Planning is central to achieving gender equality everywhere. With access to FP commodities, and by having the choice to decide if and when to have children, women and girls can be empowered…

What Women Want: E4A-MamaYe wants to know

E4A-MamaYe is proud to be a partner in a global campaign that will put women’s voices at the centre of healthcare.

Adolescent Family Planning in Kenya

Motherhood is exciting and a moment of pride. For an adolescent girl, it can be a dream crushing moment. In Kenya, 18% of adolescent girls of 15-19 years have begun childbearing, often having their…

Tanzania's need for family planning

Investing in the health of adolescent girls is a smart economic move for Tanzania.

Better health services for women, babies and young people

In Sierra Leone, many mothers and babies continue to die from preventable causes. Fortunately, significant improvements to health services for mothers, babies and adolescents were made between 2012…

Let's not tolerate 'the cut' in Tanzania

In Tanzania many groups have and are still campaigning against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) or Female Genital Cutting (FGC). A harmful practice that does not seem to go away.

500 nurses brought in to eliminate teenage pregnancy

President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma has promised to reduce teenage pregnancy and further absorbed 500 Nurses into Government payroll. 

Time for a 'Girls' Takeover

Chiku Lweno-Aboud shares advocacy highlights for the International Day of Girls 2016 in Tanzania.

More involvement of Tanzanian Youth in development planning

Chiku Lweno-Aboud explains why Involving the youth in decision making and implementation of national plans would benefit Tanzania.

Innovation for adolescent sexual and reproductive health

Sierra Leone's First Lady calls for innovative solutions to address adolescent sexual and reproductive health.

Address Early Marriage and Teenage Pregnancy in Tanzania

Chiku Lweno-Aboud discusses the issues of early marriage and teenage pregnancies in Tanzania.

MamaYe Clubs ending early marriages in Rumphi

Her ambition was to become a nurse/ midwife. She wanted to help pregnant mothers have safe delivery in health facilities especially in Rumphi her home district. Read the story of Isabel Chirwa.

Senior Chief Kaomba Says 21

Senior Chief is advocating for the minimum marriage age to be 21 years in Kasungu.

Youth vowed not to stigmatise Ebola survivors

On Saturday 14th March, Bright Light Youth Empowerment hosted a seminar on Ebola stigmatisation, teenage pregnancy and rape and at the National Youth Commission in Freetown.

MamaYe Club Heroes and Heroines

Reaching out to those girls who dropped out of school due to pregnancy

Who is Responsible for the Maternal Health of Young People?

This is the question at the centre of the first ever Science Policy Café held at Crossroads Hotel on Thursday, 5 February, 2015 under the theme usage of contraceptives among young people.

Youth advocates ready to advocate for MNH

The youths in Kano, Nigeria promote youth participation in politics and develop demands to call politicians to account for their health.

In Bauchi, youths stand up for mothers and babies

Seminar by MamaYe! Nigeria on maternal and newborn survival state accountability engaged students and lectures from different institutions.