Sexual and Reproductive 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…

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…

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…

MamaYe activism for family planning in Lagos

To achieve the 2017 World Population Day - Birth Spacing: Empowering People, Developing Nations' objective, we must consider the economic benefits of child spacing and family planning.

Family Planning Saves Women's Lives

The government of Sierra Leone and its partners are making an effort in empowering the population of the country with education on Family Planning. 

Tanzania's need for family planning

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

Evidence driving accountability for Family Planning

For countries’ FP2020 commitments to result in improved family planning uptake, commitments need to translate into increased budgetary allocations and actual expenditure on family planning.

Family planning decision making at a click of a button

Our team in Bungoma County supported two days of Family Planning Training, targeting the Ministry of Health officials of different cadres drawn from all the sub-counties.

Family Planning Can Prevent 18,000 Maternal Deaths Yearly

As exposed during the MamaYe Media Roundtable, almost 18,000 of the 40,000 Nigerian women who die of pregnancy-related causes yearly could be saved if women had access to family planning. 

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.

Exhibiting To Save Mothers and Babies

MamaYe and Parent And Child Health Initiative (PACHI) exhibited their campaign activities during the Research Dissemination Conference organised by the Malawi College of Medicine.

First Lady launches test kits for pregnant women

The First Lady, Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma has on Tuesday launched four thousand HIV/Syphilis rapid test kits for pregnant women at the Dworzark Farm Health Centre in Freetown.

New distance learning radio programme to strengthen knowledge

MamaYe was invited to participate in a workshop to design a distance learning radio programme. Here's a recount of what happened.

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.

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.

Male Involvement in Maternal Health

Revision of policies and laws and closer collaboration between different sectors are needed to address the male involvement in maternal and newborn health outcomes.

ISODEC empowers citizens to demand quality health services

Citizens in five districts in Northern and Upper East Region can now demand better health care delivery by texting their concerns of poor health service delivery to the authorities.