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…
The #FundNaijaHealth campaign is calling on government to release all appropriated health allocations on time, as this will enhance access to the health care that citizens, particularly mothers and…
We are getting ready for the ‘Enhancing Social Accountability in Kenya Health Sector’ conference on 14th-15th March 2018. More than 150 participants will join the event at the AMREF Health Africa…
MamaYe continues to push for good representation of maternal and newborn health (MNH) reporting in the news.
The 8th of August 2017 was a historic day for Kenya. Kenyans participated in their second ever general election since the promulgation of the 2010 constitution on August 8 to elect their political…
Dedication. Commitment. Spirit of inclusion. Desire to see effective and efficient service delivery in the health sector. These are just some of the few terms to describe the recent results of the…
The Chikangawa Health Centre in Mzimba district has received a donation of MK 1 million from Kawandama Hills Company to acquire an ambulance.
Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN) and E4A-MamaYe are delighted to announce that the secretariat of AHBN has moved to Nigeria where the AHBN Coordinator, Aminu Magashi Garba is located.
A new campaign, “Whatever your political colours” has been launched to urge political leaders to prioritise maternal and newborn health.
Available statistics from the Tanzanian Ministry of Health show that at least 556 women die every year in Tanzania due to pregnancy and childbirth related complications.
Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and to thank blood donors for their life-…
Sarah Fox, Technical Specialist at E4A, presented the Global GFF Civil Society Engagement Strategy which provides a useful framework for identifying the unique value of civil society in achieving the…
The introduction of SMS in the campaign has helped E4A-MamaYe Malawi in engaging the activists across all the three regions of Mzimba, Rumphi and Nkhata Bay.
MamaYe Malawi has been supporting Rumphi district in participating in the budget transparency and accountability process through a series of assessments.
This month's spotlight: Victor Lansana Koroma, the Executive Director of Health Alert, a civil society organisation in Sierra Leone that advocates to improve the health of women and children.
MamaYe Malawi put up an impressive display during the dissemination event recently held at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe as the campaign draws to a close after five years.
Sierra Leone was amongst the countries that commemorated World Malaria Day (WMD) on April 25th, 2017. The global theme for this year’s is “End Malaria for Good.”
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…
Civil society plays an essential role in ensuring global discussions are informed by local realities, and the needs of the women, children, and adolescents that the GFF aims to support.
The District Medical Officer (DMO) in Koinadugu District Dr. Francis Moses has stated that Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the district are playing a leading role in supporting the District…
The AHBN training was intense and provided unique opportunities for sharing experiences from the six participating African nations. It helped build capacity of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in…
Improving Maternal Health in Malawi Through Health Financing, Accountability and Health Rights.
The MamaYe campaign is gradually becoming a movement of people taking action to help improve the lives of pregnant women and newborns in their communities. This story shows how people connect for…
The commemoration of the MamaYe Day 2017 focused on the effect that the continued paltry budget allocation to health has on maternal and newborn health care services.
Joyce Ng’ang’a is a Policy and Advocacy Program Officer at WACI Health - An African region advocacy organization based in Nairobi. Read her story.
Earlier this month, Sarah Fox, E4A Health Financing Specialist, spent two days at the PHC Expenditure and Budget Advocacy Consultation convened by PAI in South Africa. Read about her key take aways…
Across Nigeria, journalists are publishing reports that are re-shaping maternal and newborn health issues. We contribute to their efforts through trainings that can make their reporting more…
More people are taking action to demand maternal and newborn health rights from the government.
At MamaYe, we encourage everyone to take actions that will improve maternal and newborn health. We also recognise the contributions of those who have been taking actions but who were not expecting…
A robust primary health care (PHC) system has been described as important to achieving Universal Health Coverage, but we cannot stop at that. This is why MamaYe is working towards implementing policy…
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 #…
On International Women's Day we meet MamaYe Super Activist Claudia Temple
E4A-MamaYe is delighted to work with women who are doing a remarkably bold job in advocating for the well-being of pregnant mothers.
Why are traditional Birth Attendants making money from delivering pregnant women of their babies, but referring their 'customers' to the hospital?
A group in Bauchi State is giving hope to families and communities.
Celebrating the journalists in Tanzania on World Radio Day.
The FIT scorecard is an eye-opener for advocacy for improved maternal health care services
Radio has always played a very important role in informing the public on health matters - In Malawi Radio is a source of information on maternal health.
Iyaloja is rallying millions of market women towards improving maternal and newborn health in Lagos State.
MamaYe was welcomed with cultural music to the palace of the Emir of Ningi during the MamaYe Community Launch event, which marks the beginning of the official MamaYe campaign in a chosen community.
Chiku Lweno-Aboud shares advocacy highlights for the International Day of Girls 2016 in Tanzania.
MamaYe trained district councillors in northern Malawi in health budget advocacy. We are starting to see some results in how funds are being allocated with a 33% increase in allocated budget in…
Our activists shared their stories during our MamaYe! Super Activists Orientation Meetings in Mzimba, Rumphi and Nkhata bay districts.
Esther Agbon from MamaYe Nigeria shares her experience and passion for budget advocacy with the White Ribbon Alliance in Tanzania.
In this age where the call for accountability of health budget is rising, we monitor health budgeting process to reveal the areas where policy makers must improve their performances to ensure justice…
While investigative journalism has helped redress public office affairs at different levels, we want to see if it can help unraveling the reasons our government is not fulfilling ITS pregnant women…
The Maternal and Newborn Health Coalition Partners are gearing up for the MamaYe Health Budget Advocacy National Accountability Meeting to be held in Lilongwe in August.
In a world oversaturated with data, static pie charts and line graphs are no longer sufficient – we need tools which marry data visualisation with the latest evidence.
Informed journalists are the best advocates for ensuring all groups in societies support safe deliveries in the hands of the midwives in Tanzania.
Parliament started meeting in Lilongwe on Friday for a 2016/2017 budget meeting barely touching upon the improvement of survival of mothers and babies in the country.
We had a glorious moment recounting working with policy makers and community people in Ondo State to decrease maternal and newborn mortality.
MamaYe clubs such as Pitala MamaYe School Club share evidence and information with mothers and fellow pupils and advocate for better quality care for mothers and babies.
The creative MamaYe campaign design on reproductive, neonatal, maternal and child health (RMNCH) was mentioned as one of the maternal health and child health campaigns in Sierra Leone.
MamaYe has strengthened its partnership with media houses to improve coverage and delivery of evidence-supported maternal and newborn health in the news.
So, as the mid-term budget review meeting of the 46th session of parliament is underway in the Capital Lilongwe, we are calling on parliamentarians to consider revising upward the health sector…
We’re thrilled that MamaYe activists in Koinadugu district are working to establish a MamaYe community based organisation. E4A team in Freetown held a one day capacity building workshop for the…
Barrister Mohammed A. Abubakar proposed 15% of the State's total budget to health after Bauchi's media and civil society long term efforts of revealing the evidence.
A thank you for your partnership with Options Sierra Leone and the Evidence for Action MamaYe campaign programme after a pivotal year for Sierra Leone and the global health agenda.
We recently awarded MamaYe champions in Bonthe and Koinadugu districts with certificates of appreciation for their services to mothers and babies.
We recently hosted a capacity building workshop to orientate our close partners on how to use the MamaYe branding guidelines and evidence package.
It will interest you to know how Nigeria fares when it comes to transparency and inclusiveness in budget and its implementation. This is an eye-opener. What Nigeria scores over 100 shows what the…
MamaYe's new book 'Evidence Identity Design Engagement' sets out a selection of creative assets and describes how evidence-based design can catalyse change.
MamaYe media close-out sessions brought together 20 editors and health reporters in Bonthe and Koinadugu. In the end participants signed a MoU with MamaYe as a commitment to continue reporting on…
Mamaye aims to educate young people on MNH issues and employ them with skills to successful advocatec in their communities.
We are glad that we have provided the platform for young people to demand their health rights and contribute to policies that will enhance the quality of their family lives.
Chiku Lweno-Aboud urges Member of Parliament candidates in Tanzania to address the issue of maternal and newborn mortality by suggesting concrete strategies and policies.
What you need to know about zero-based budgeting in Nigeria and its implication for the Ministry of Health.
From a live radio debate, find out if the Government of Sierra Leone is doing enough to prevent pregnant women from dying.
Journalists participate in media trainings to understand and accurately report MNH issues to save the lives of mothers and babies.
A Member of Parliament has repaired a defective ambulance in a bid to reduce maternal and newborn deaths in Ashanti.
Learn about the PSG, a member of the Evidence for Action Maternal and Newborn Health Professional Society.
MamaYe! Advocacy Coalition called on leaders to end the doctors' strike for the sake of mothers and babies.
Lansana Sheriff, popularly known as Steady-Bongo, commits to promoting the MamaYe campaign with a song about maternal and newborn survival.
Young people have taken the lead in disseminating safe clinic messages to market women in Matru Jong, Bonthe District.
Members of the MamaYe Advocacy Coalition momentarily stopped the 2015 Summit to demand game-changing interventions for preventable maternal and newborn deaths.
Senior Chief is advocating for the minimum marriage age to be 21 years in Kasungu.
The free MNCH bill, if signed and institutionalised, is capable of relieving families the burden of the costs of health facility-based child delivery and encourage women to attend antenatal care…
More youth efforts gathering voices and opinions to make maternal and newborn health a priority in the coming political dispensation.
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.
Seminar by MamaYe! Nigeria on maternal and newborn survival state accountability engaged students and lectures from different institutions.
Taking up the cause for our babies survival in 2015.