Tag: Family Planning

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.

The Lagos Family Planning Budget Line

In Nigeria, the process of government creating a new budget line can be long and hard. Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris knows this too well, and he explains some of the reasons why…

Population: Threat to Maternal and Newborn Health

"There has been a tremendous reduction in stock-outs of essential life-saving commodities in (Lagos State) health facilities…" due to population growth.

Children by choice, not by chance

A child is a blessing that most people desire, but when a child is unplanned the situation tends to create all kinds of problems.

Expanding contraceptive method choice for Kenya

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

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 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.

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…

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. 

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. 

Innovation for adolescent sexual and reproductive health

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

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.

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.

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.