Newborn Health

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…

Inadequate health data affecting the voice of young people

Young persons in Nigeria are often excluded from the nation’s health and developmental policy-making processes and programs. From issues on gender mainstreaming to equity and inclusion; young people…

Politics & Advocacy: Prioritising Maternal Health Care

Achieving health for all by 2030 remains the focus of governments and health advocates around the world, especially in this last decade. With only 10 years left to achieve the Sustainable Development…

4 takeaways for the next generation of MNH advocates

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…

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…

Spotlight: a MamaYe MNCH Champion for Accountability

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…

#ESAK2018 – Time to discuss social accountability in Kenya

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 Reasons to invest in stillbirth estimates

2.6 million babies worldwide are stillborn each year. The majority of these deaths are preventable.

Counting and Accounting for Every Stillbirth

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

Early detection of Sepsis

Have you visited a public health facility and wondered why it looks so unclean and disorganised?

Making maternal and newborn health interventions sustainable

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…

Let’s sustain breastfeeding together

Every child has the right to basic nutrition, shelter and health care.

Breastfeeding: giving babies the best start in life

As we celebrate breastfeeding week, let us support women to breastfeed anytime and anywhere.

Tackling inappropriate marketing of milk-substitutes

In November 2016, the United Nation made a statement on the urgency for countries to support, promote, and protect breastfeeding. 

Another MamaYe Super Activist breaks MNH barrier!

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…

Bauchi state scorecards for Maternal and Newborn Health

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.

Looking forward to a Kenya where all women and newborns survive

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.

'Whatever your Political Colours' campaign launches

A new campaign, “Whatever your political colours” has been launched to urge political leaders to prioritise maternal and newborn health.

SDGs: "Accelerating protection & empowerment"

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-…

Community Mobilisation for maternal and newborn health

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…

MamaYe training journalists on Maternal and Newborn Health

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…

Int’l Women’s Day 2017: Meet Sakeenah-Salvador Bakari

Commemorating the International Women's Day 2017, we share the bold story Sakeenah-Salvador Bakari.

Mama Ye! celebrates radio journalists

Celebrating the journalists in Tanzania on World Radio Day.

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.

Iyaloja of Lagos champions advocacy for mothers and newborns

Iyaloja is rallying millions of market women towards improving maternal and newborn health in Lagos State.

Preterm Births Can be Prevented

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…

Investigative Journalist of the Year Award

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…

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.

Breast milk has all the nutrients a child needs

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.

Can investigative journalism help achieve change for MNH?

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 awards best journalists

MamaYe Malawi has awarded two best journalists with outstanding maternal and newborn health stories during this year’s NAMISA Gala awards.

MamaYe Advocacy Group Joins DHMT to prevent measles spread

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 partners Media Trust on maternal and newborn health

MamaYe has strengthened its partnership with media houses to improve coverage and delivery of evidence-supported maternal and newborn health in the news.

Exhibiting To Save Mothers and Babies

MamaYe and Parent And Child Health Initiative (PACHI) exhibited their campaign activities during the Research Dissemination Conference organised by the Malawi College of Medicine.

20 Journalists Sign MoU with MamaYe, Promising to Champion Mothers and Babies

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…

Youth-activists saving the day for maternal, newborn health

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.

Make mothers and babies a priority

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.

Run For Mothers

MamaYe is again participating in the Mothers Fun Run to ensure safe motherhood in Mchinji District.

New distance learning radio programme to strengthen knowledge

MamaYe was invited to participate in a workshop to design a distance learning radio programme. Here's a recount of what happened.

Youths equip themselves with MNH knowledge

MamaYe activists participate in the MNH Knowledge contest. Read more to learn about the winner of the second round.

Bauchi unveils 5-point health agenda, doles out N160m!

Bauchi State governor makes a huge commitment to the health sector, including maternal and newborn health.

MamaYe Media Engagement in Koinadugu and Bonthe

Journalists participate in media trainings to understand and accurately report MNH issues to save the lives of mothers and babies.

Anyimadu-Antwi, the MP supporting maternal health

A Member of Parliament has repaired a defective ambulance in a bid to reduce maternal and newborn deaths in Ashanti.

A short profile of the Paediatric Society of Ghana

Learn about the PSG, a member of the Evidence for Action Maternal and Newborn Health Professional Society.

MamaYe Ghana appeals to doctors

MamaYe! Advocacy Coalition called on leaders to end the doctors' strike for the sake of mothers and babies.

Activists continue to inspire and mobilise

Here is a recount of MamaYe's DLA meeting in Freetown where activists share stories of success and plan activities.

Shining a bright light on maternal & newborn health

Dr. Belinda Afriyie Nimako and her team at the South Dayi Health Directorate contribute to scorecard implementation and community engagement activities.

Mama Atrato, MamaYe's hero in Ho

Meet Mama Atrato, Queen Mother of Ho Dome and champion of maternal and newborn health.

10 Reasons Why Hospital is Safe in Times of Ebola

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.

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…

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.

ISODEC empowers citizens to demand quality health services

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.

MamaYe Ghana condemns newborn deaths caused by power crisis

Finding solutions to the reported cases of newborn deaths as a result of unending fitful power supply

Floods in Malawi threaten maternal and newborn health

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?