Urgent needs and participation of women must be prioritized in Ebola response
23 October 2014Article
By Babatunde Osotimehin  The Ebola outbreak has already claimed thousands of lives, including health workers, undermining human development and all sectors of society. A concerted response is underway to respond to the needs of all people who are... MORE
2015 and Beyond: Building a Future in which Children Survive and Thrive
20 October 2014Article
  If there is one essential process, that if adopted across the nations of Africa, could make a difference to the future of the continents children; it is that improving child health must be an essential component of African sustainable development... MORE
Multi-Sectoral Approaches to Addressing RMNCH, Delivered in partnership
20 October 2014Article
Maternal mortality and morbidity can be reduced and prevented using cost effective approaches and interventions. For maternal and newborn health to record appreciable achievement, other social determinants must also be recognized and attended to.... MORE
Peter Piot on Ebola and Maternal Mortality
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13 October 2014Article
Ebola stirs noise while silence greets other killers.    The Ebola virus, which has struck more than 1,000 people in three African countries since May, can kill as many as nine-tenths of the people it infects. It is one of the most deadly agents... MORE
Isolated heroes cannot stop the Ebola outbreak alone
12 October 2014Article
Isolated heroes cannot stop the Ebola outbreak alone by Dr Mohamed Yilla of MamaYe Sierra Leone  The WHO has declared the current Ebola outbreak an International Public Health Emergency and global agencies have pledged a wealth of resources to the... MORE
Dr Mohammed Yilla talks to the Guardian about Ebola and Maternal health
11 October 2014Article
Dr Mohamed Yilla of MamaYe Sierra Leone spoke in a podcast published on 9 October 2014 to Guardian UK reporter Monica Mark about the connections between the Ebola outbreak, maternal health in Sierra Leone and the state of health facilities:  Monica... MORE
Data for Better MNCH Policy, Programming and Accountability
04 September 2014Article
Data for Better MNCH Policy, Programming and Accountability - Lanre Olagunju Maternal, newborn and child health all require better availability of data in order to improve clinical outcomes. The use of data in the process of health problem solving... MORE
Investing in Africa’s children now is best hope to reap demographic dividend
25 August 2014Article
Africa will be home to 2 in 5 children by 2050: UNICEF Report An unprecedented projected increase in Africa’s child population size provides policymakers with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to craft a child-focused investment strategy that... MORE
Engaging Adolescents and Youth as Change Agents for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
18 August 2014Article
Engaging Adolescents and Youth as Change Agents for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights - by Lanre Olagunju Investing in initiatives and schemes that are designed to bring about multiple positive outcomes in the health sector will drastically... MORE
Putting an End to Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation in Africa
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04 August 2014Article
Putting an End to Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation in Africa – by Lanre Olagunju Campaign and advocacy work that aims to ensure and protect the rights of women and girls has seen resurgence in public popularity. Those issues that most... MORE

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