November 20th 2012

Launch of the AU’s CARMMA website


Advocacy International is proud to have helped produce a new website for the African Union’s Campaign for the Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA).

The website promotes maternal and newborn survival, and provides evidence on progress in achieving the targets African leaders have set.

Ai worked closely with a team headed by Commissioner Gawanas and Dr. Ademola at the AU’s Department for Social Affairs. Our work was part of the UKAID’s Evidence for Action project, which also aims to reduce maternal and newborn mortality in six countries in Africa.  Ai is part of a consortium including the White Ribbon Alliance and experts in Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) from UCL, University of Southampton, University of Aberdeen, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  The consortium is led by Options, a London health consultancy firm.

Mrs. Gawanas has just finished her term as Commissioner for Social Affairs at the AU and is succeeded by Dr. Kaloko, whose statement at the launch can be found here.

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