“You go to a district council to present or discuss a particular budget. You make a presentation for over two hours. You want the councilors to comment or at least give their inputs in the presentation. But no councilor comments on the presentation. At the end of the day, the budget or a discussion goes as it was which is not healthy for accountability”
The #ValueOurHealth campaign calls on African governments to increase access to budget information and to provide more opportunity for public engagement in the budgeting process. This flyer summarises the evidence which underpins the campaign.
What are the latest numbers on maternal and newborn health in Malawi? How do they vary between urban and rural areas? When young Malawian women are educated, how much more likely are they to gain access to contraception?
The Commission on Information and Accountability (COIA) tracks progress on maternal and child health and we've visualised the latest numbers.
Check out all of the infographics, source data and analysis here.