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…
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…
E4A flew to Senegal this week to support CICODEV Africa at the first national round table on budgeting for health and to hold training in health budget advocacy.
The Lagos State Accountability for Maternal and Newborn Health (LASAM), with support from MamaYe, has produced and disseminated scorecards to assess the performance of Lagos State.
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.
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.
Following the success of Health Budget Transparency and Accountability in Mzimba, Nkhata Bay and Rumphi, E4A-MamaYe has been asked to support a similar effort in Ntcheu district.
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…
MamaYe Malawi has been supporting Rumphi district in participating in the budget transparency and accountability process through a series of assessments.
On Thursday 11 May, we had the first civil society meeting on the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in Sierra Leone.
The highest priority set for health budget according to the Abuja Declaration is 15%, but analysis shows how low Nigeria's budgeting has been from 2010-2016.
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.
Celebrating the MamaYe Day 2017 in Lagos was an opportunity for the government and the people of Lagos State to discuss the implementation of Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme.
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.
MamaYe Nigeria combined radio with other advocacy efforts to secure the commitment of Bauchi State government to allocate 15% of the State's total budget to health.
Mzimba District Council has seen a tremendous improvement on budget transparency and dissemination as people are being made aware of district funding.
The importance of transparency, accountability and probity in resource management and utilization
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…
The Bauchi State Accountability Mechanism for Maternal and Newborn Health will be working with the government to ensure judicious use of resources and timely release of budget allocations and State…
Esther Agbon from MamaYe Nigeria shares her experience and passion for budget advocacy with the White Ribbon Alliance in Tanzania.
Lagos State Accountability Mechanism for Maternal and Newborn Health, with support from MamaYe Nigeria, held a media roundtable in Lagos to disseminate health budget and MNH scorecards.
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…
Reviewing the effect Ebola had on Sierra Leone, Sallieu Sesay argues for the value of a stronger laboratory information system for health budget decision making.
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.
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.
The Mzimba district council has unanimously reached the resolution that using the Health Budget Advocacy (HBA) Transparency Scorecard is the only way forward.
The Nkhata Bay district council has agreed the Health Budget Advocacy (HBA) Transparency Scorecard will improve efficiency, transparency and accountability in the health budget sector formulation,…
After successfully trained the Rumphi district council and other stakeholders on the use of Health Budget Advocacy (HBA) transparency scorecard, MamaYe Malawi is taking the similar training to Nkhata…
MamaYe Malawi is implementing the HBA in partnership with the National Local Government Finance Committee to improve health budget transparency and accountability.
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…
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.
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…
The MamaYe accountability mechanism in Gombe will ensure that policy makers fulfil their promises.
What you need to know about zero-based budgeting in Nigeria and its implication for the Ministry of Health.
Lansana Sheriff, popularly known as Steady-Bongo, commits to promoting the MamaYe campaign with a song about maternal and newborn survival.
MamaYe Sierra Leone's Country Director, Dr Mohamed Yilla appears on this powerful piece on the BBC News to demand investment in health systems to mitigate against future outbreaks.