Sharing E4A-MamaYe’s tools as Global Public Goods for health

As donors, governments, and communities strive to deliver Universal Health Coverage, it is important to share experiences and tools as we try to find ways of advancing health sector accountability.…

Harnessing the Power of Technology to Save Mothers & Babies

Today, Lagos State launches a new app for notifying and reviewing maternal and perinatal deaths. In this blog, we look at how digitising Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response has the…

Blood is life! How blood donation will save lives of mothers

In 2016, one of every two maternal deaths that occurred in Bungoma were caused by blood loss. Today, we launch the E4A-Mama Ye campaign #DamuniUhai, calling for funding for blood services in Bungoma…

Advocates picking up action points from MPDSR Committees

Maternal Perinatal Deaths Surveillance & Response (MPDSR) is a key process in many health systems. David Odhiambo is the chair of the Maternal & Newborn Health (MNH) Coalition of Kenya, an…

Tracking Action: Launch of Our MPDSR Action Tracker

Today, E4A-MamaYe launches the Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) Action Tracker for use by MPDSR committees and partners globally. Here, County Advisor Stephen Yambi,…

How data can save someone’s mother, partner, friend or child

Unfortunately, every year many of the women and children who die are lost due to preventable causes. These are someone’s mother, partner, child, parent, friend. Their lives should not have ended if…

Using scorecards to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Data is central to planning, decision making and delivering quality reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health. Scorecards can help health stakeholders in Nigeria determine interventions to…

Signs of change for MPDSR in Kenya

Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response has become an important talking point both at county and national level in Kenya. In this blog, Federica Signoriello talks through why MPDSR is…

Baby Loss Awareness Week

9 – 15 October is a period each year when the world unites to condole with families that have experienced baby loss during pregnancy or at childbirth.

Counting and Accounting for Every Stillbirth

Following nine months of exciting wait, it is unimaginable despair for a mother to learn of stillbirth.

New Scorecards on MNH and the Health Budget in Lagos State

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.

No Woman Should Die Giving Birth

The Honourable Minister of Health of the Federal Republic of Nigeria recognises the need for urgent steps to be taken to reverse the trend.

Evidence is key for maternal and perinatal deaths advocacy

A 2014 report by UNFPA ranked Bungoma as the County with the 8th highest burden or maternal deaths in Kenya. Many of these deaths were and still are, preventable.

The numbers matter. Here's why

More than five million babies die in the last few weeks of pregnancy, during labour or soon after delivery every year. Reviewing deaths can lead to fewer such cases in the future.

Using scorecards to catalyse action

Using scorecard is essential to catalyse action on Maternal and Newborn Health

Strengthening Data Quality and Use: A Priority for Malawi

Since 2011, key achievements have been made in strengthening data quality and use in health, particularly around the quantity and availability of data. However, many challenges remains.

The role of multi-disciplinary teams in MDSR

The Maternal Death Surveillance and Response (MDSR) Action Network asked experts about the importance of multi-disciplinary teams in MDSR systems. Here are the insights they shared with us.

Support for maternal death reviews in Bonthe and Koinadugu

Maternal death review meetings were held to discuss cases and to brief participants on the new national MDSR guidelines. Find out how MDR committees are managing.

MP equips CHPS compound to serve pregnant women

The Member of Parliament for Tano North in Brong-Ahafo Region, Mrs. Freda Prempeh, has presented medical equipment worth GH¢30,000.00 to the Subonpan Community Health Planning Services compound in…