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About MamaYe

Our Mission

MamaYe Ghana looks to a future where the lives of mothers and babies are not at risk during childbirth. It envisages a Ghana where sustainable systems ensure that healthcare workers are properly trained; where communities and healthcare providers work together as partners to demand and deliver quality services; where data and evidence is used to plan interventions before the lives of women and newborns are put at risk. Aligning the rights and needs of service providers, pregnant women and newborns, MamaYe Ghana is working to ensure the health and safety of every mother and baby.

MamaYe Ghana engages with local partners to facilitate conversations between providers and recipients of newborn and maternal care. MamaYe Ghana is strengthening the capacity of communities to recognize shortfalls in healthcare provision. Through this, MamaYe Ghana is catalytic in responding to these gaps and improving the delivery of emergency obstetric and newborn care services. MamaYe Ghana is mobilizing key health professionals and using research to highlight gaps in newborn and maternal healthcare, empowering communities to hold policy makers at a community, district, regional and national level to account.

MamaYe Ghana believes that with knowledge comes empowerment. Through understanding the importance of seeking early health care, a mother and her baby are empowered to survive. Through proper training, health workers are empowered to deliver emergency obstetric and newborn care. By working together to identify gaps in maternal and newborn care, clients and providers are empowered to realize mutual solutions with mutual benefits.  Through using evidence and data to inform action, communities are empowered to make decisions that strengthen their own futures and take no life of a mother or child for granted.

MamaYe is a campaign for all of us, by all of us to ensure Africa’s mothers and babies survive pregnancy and childbirth. Together we are MamaYe!

Evidence for Action

Mama Ye! is a campaign initiated by Evidence for Action, a multi-year programme which aims to improve maternal and newborn survival in sub-Saharan Africa. Funded by the UK Department for International Development, it focuses on using a strategic combination of evidence, advocacy and accountability to save lives in Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Tanzania.