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.…
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…
Grassroots civil society organisations (CSOs) play a central role in improving the health of mothers and babies. Empowering them with advocacy skills to influence decision-makers in government to…
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…
Elizabeth Kah is an MNCH champion in Nigeria - with her work, she promotes accountability for the implementation of healthcare policies that will help in improving maternal and newborn mortality…
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…
2.6 million babies worldwide are stillborn each year. The majority of these deaths are preventable.
Following nine months of exciting wait, it is unimaginable despair for a mother to learn of stillbirth.
Have you visited a public health facility and wondered why it looks so unclean and disorganised?
Sustainability is key to interventions that seek to make the lives of beneficiaries better. Read a great example of a self-sustaining MamaYe-Evidence4Action Nigeria maternal and newborn health…
Every child has the right to basic nutrition, shelter and health care.
As we celebrate breastfeeding week, let us support women to breastfeed anytime and anywhere.
In November 2016, the United Nation made a statement on the urgency for countries to support, promote, and protect breastfeeding.
Monsurat has found a way to make pregnant women visit the health facility more than ever, to be delivered of their pregnancies. Her inspiration came from her readiness to take actions that will help…
The Bauchi State Accountability for Maternal and Newborn Health with support from MamaYe, produced scorecards on maternal and newborn health and health budget for year 2016.
All women and newborns should be able to survive childbirth. Our political leaders have a duty to adopt positive, cost-effective and proactive measures to save maternal and newborn lives.
A new campaign, “Whatever your political colours” has been launched to urge political leaders to prioritise maternal and newborn health.
That’s a significant target, within just one of the aspirational Global Goals that were adopted at the UN General Assembly in September 2015. It is also a target that is integral to our work at E4A-…
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…
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…
Commemorating the International Women's Day 2017, we share the bold story Sakeenah-Salvador Bakari.
Celebrating the journalists in Tanzania on World Radio Day.
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.
Iyaloja is rallying millions of market women towards improving maternal and newborn health in Lagos State.
Malawi has the highest preterm birth rate in the world. Every year, 120,200 babies are born preterm, and 5,300 of these die due to preterm birth complications. But two women did not want their babies…
The MamaYe investigative reporting for maternal and newborn health is to improve the positive representation of stories around the health of pregnant women and newborns, and also to ensure that such…
Studies show that colostrum is beneficial for the health of newborn babies. Nnenne, a breastfeeding mother, shares her knowledge about colostrum.
Sallieu Sesay reviews the benefits of breastfeeding. Do mothers really know the secret to a bright, strong and healthy child? The answer is right here. Breast milk.
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…
MamaYe Malawi has awarded two best journalists with outstanding maternal and newborn health stories during this year’s NAMISA Gala awards.
The MamaYe Koinadugu Advocacy Group has joined the District Health Management Team (DHMT) in Koinadugu district in their advocacy campaign to contain the further spread of measles.
MamaYe has strengthened its partnership with media houses to improve coverage and delivery of evidence-supported maternal and newborn health in the news.
MamaYe and Parent And Child Health Initiative (PACHI) exhibited their campaign activities during the Research Dissemination Conference organised by the Malawi College of Medicine.
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…
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.
MamaYe is again participating in the Mothers Fun Run to ensure safe motherhood in Mchinji District.
MamaYe was invited to participate in a workshop to design a distance learning radio programme. Here's a recount of what happened.
MamaYe activists participate in the MNH Knowledge contest. Read more to learn about the winner of the second round.
Bauchi State governor makes a huge commitment to the health sector, including maternal and newborn health.
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.
Here is a recount of MamaYe's DLA meeting in Freetown where activists share stories of success and plan activities.
Dr. Belinda Afriyie Nimako and her team at the South Dayi Health Directorate contribute to scorecard implementation and community engagement activities.
Meet Mama Atrato, Queen Mother of Ho Dome and champion of maternal and newborn health.
Members of the MamaYe Advocacy Coalition momentarily stopped the 2015 Summit to demand game-changing interventions for preventable maternal and newborn deaths.
MamaYe approached Dr A.P. Koroma to explain why the hospital is safe for mothers and newborns, and to encourage pregnant women to use the services.
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…
Revision of policies and laws and closer collaboration between different sectors are needed to address the male involvement in maternal and newborn health outcomes.
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.
Finding solutions to the reported cases of newborn deaths as a result of unending fitful power supply
Floods have hit Malawi and have left thousands destitute. While we appreciate that a lot are suffering, where does this leave a pregnant woman and issues of maternal and newborn health?