Too many mothers and children are still dying because of preventable causes. E4A-MamaYe catalyses change by bringing together groups (including government, civil society and health practitioners) to use existing information and resources to:
- Identify the reasons why women and babies are dying.
- Agree on how available resources can be used most effectively to address these reasons.
- Advocate for the changes needed.
As a result, government and health practitioners are better able to respond appropriately to the issues causing unnecessary deaths and injuries. This means women and children have better access to improved quality health services, more women having safe births.
When data is accessible and easy to understand, better decisions can be made that strengthen the health system. Our experts in Africa and the UK translate complex health system data into simple graphic formats and make sure that the right people have the capacity to interpret and use it.
This means that:
- Gaps and obstacles in the health system that prevent people from enjoying good health are identified so that different audiences can take action.
- Decision-makers can use evidence to inform how they make plans and allocate resources for better health care.
- Health budgets and the budgeting process are demystified, empowering citizens to influence how resources are allocated and spent.
- Those in power are held to account for commitments to increase resources and improve the quality of health services across the continuum from family planning through to newborn care.