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About MamaYe

Our Mission

MamaYe is about making life-saving changes for Malawi’s mothers and babies. It is a campaign to change fatalism to hope; helplessness to action; maternal survival from side-issue to political priority; and best guesses into hard facts.

We know change is possible because every day, Malawian men and women like you take action that makes a change, and saves lives. The neighbour that takes a woman to the clinic in the middle of the night; the government officials that keep supplies flowing; the students that donate blood; the journalists that keep this issue alive; the politicians that prioritise maternal health; the community groups that keep track of pledges by politicians; and the young women training to be midwives, who will devote their lives caring for mothers and babies.

MamaYe celebrates the many individuals and organisations across Malawi who work tirelessly to make pregnancy and childbirth safer, so that others can be encouraged and inspired to do the same. You too can be a MamaYe hero or heroine.

MamaYe empowers you with information and evidence to question, analyse, compare, understand, challenge and act for positive change.

From understanding complex evidence, to the latest clinical guidelines; from tracking budgets or drug stock-outs, to new policy. MamaYe puts information in the hands of those with the will to make change. Riding Malawi’s telecommunications revolution, MamaYe connects you to others with the same ambition.

Together we can make childbirth a happy experience for everyone.

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

Evidence for Action

MamaYe 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.