Pregnancy and Childbirth

Championing increased accountability during the COVID-19 era

Media is a powerful ally for civil society organisations advocating for improved health outcomes of women and their babies. In this blog, E4A-MamaYe county advisors in Nairobi and Bungoma, George and…

A blessing of an RMNCAH champion for Bungoma

Champions for mothers and babies , especially at higher levels, is are critical for influencing, shaping service delivery and increasing public participation on RMNCAH related issues. On…

Preventing stillbirths with stronger Perinatal Death Review

More mothers are attending health facilities to deliver their babies, yet 2.6 million babies are stillborn every year, more than a third (42%) of those in Sub-Saharan Africa. What approaches can we…

Mentoring healthcare workers in Bungoma County

In Bungoma County, Kenya, the Maternal and Newborn Improvement (MANI) project works closely with the County Department of Health on a range of health interventions to address shortages of healthcare…

Show your love, Donate Blood to Save a Mama na Mtoto

Today the Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service (KNBTS) launches its blood donation campaign 'Show Your Love, donate blood.'

Baby Loss Awareness Week

9 – 15 October is a period each year when the world unites to condole with families that have experienced baby loss during pregnancy or at childbirth.

Expanding contraceptive method choice for Kenya

E4A-MamaYe is calling for increased financial investment in expanding contraceptive method choice for Kenya.

MamaYe Activists raise MK 1 million towards a new ambulance

The Chikangawa Health Centre in Mzimba district has received a donation of MK 1 million from Kawandama Hills Company to acquire an ambulance.

Lagos uses scorecards to improve maternal and newborn health

MamaYe got the evidence around maternal and newborn health in health care facilities in Lagos State and used the findings to help improve on community attitudes towards the health of pregnant women…

Midwives, Mothers, Families: Partners for Life!

We join the rest of the world to celebrate midwives, not only in Nigeria but across the globe.

MamaYe journalists draw attention to malaria in pregnancy

The theme for the 2017 World Malaria Day (25 April) is End Malaria for Good. The MamaYe journalists for maternal and newborn health accountability say it is time to start working to end malaria in…

What influences maternal and newborn survival?

Zariyatu Abubakar founded Wildan Care Foundation in 2008. Her experience about pregnancy and giving birth inspired her decision to found an organisation that takes care of pregnant women and newborns…

International Day for Maternal Health and Rights in Malawi

Improving Maternal Health in Malawi Through Health Financing, Accountability and Health Rights.

"I became a nurse to protect pregnant women"

Yelwa Abdulahi works with the Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria, FOMWAN, Gombe State Chapter. Read her story.

I Am Bold For Change As I Just Do It

Mamaye interviewed Juliana Lunguzi, Member of Parliament for Dedza East and the chairperson for Parliamentary Committee of Health in commemoration of International Women’s Day under the theme #…

Making a difference in maternal care

As the world commemorates the International Day of Women in Science, MamaYe Malawi meets women who have devoted their passion and time to maternal health.

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. 

A smart investment for all women

Too many women across the world still struggle to access quality maternal health care.

Campaigning on Global Hand Washing Day

MamaYe Koinadugu Advocacy Group joins WASH partners to observe Global Hand Washing Day.

Breastfeeding may prevent unplanned pregnancy

Studies show that colostrum is beneficial for the health of newborn babies. Nnenne, a breastfeeding mother, shares her knowledge about colostrum.

Taking Action for Better Health Services

Emergencies like Ebola demand that everyone plays their part. How can we help women regain trust in their local facilities?