E4A-MamaYe Programme Director
What's happening in Sub-Saharan Africa
Every day in sub-Saharan Africa, 550 women die from pregnancy and childbirth related complications and 2,800 newborn babies die. Most of these deaths can be prevented.
Investments across Africa, including the Global Financing Facility (GFF), are strengthening the technical and financial resources for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (also known as RMNCAH) in Africa. With more young people alive than ever before, harnessing the potential of these young people is a priority for governments and for the African Union.
If sub-Saharan African countries adopt policies that expand opportunities for young people, and invest in human capital, the combined demographic dividend would be $500 billion a year, for up to 30 years.