At MamaYe we have created a comic for International Women's Day 2014 to celebrate the heroic midwives, nurses and doctors (and their annoying buzzing fly friends!) who are hustling to help girls and women every day. We hope you enjoy 'Inzi and Lazizi, A Story about Respectful Care'.
Birth can appear very different in different parts of the world. In some countries we give birth safely between the white walls of hospital surrounded by medics and machines. In others, relatives and neighbours will circle the birthing woman, singing in the dark of a hut, far from medical help. But the woman at the centre of the picture – wherever she lives – is undertaking the same phenomenal journey to the edge of existence and back.
This report summarizes the fifth annual symposium (2013) of the Sierra Leone Health and Biomedical Research Association (HBIOMED-SL) with the theme, “Exploring determinants of health in Sierra Leone”.
What are the latest numbers on maternal and newborn health in Sierra Leone? How do they vary between urban and rural areas? When young Sierra Leonean 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.