|About | Background | Our approach|
Evidence for Action combines the specialised skills of researchers, advocates and accountability groups within a unified strategy to increase the responsiveness of health systems, to better meet the needs of mothers and babies, thus improving health outcomes and survival.
Our approach is based on the assumption that improved use of robust evidence, combined with sustained and locally-driven advocacy efforts to hold governments to account for political and systems failures, is necessary to drive rapid systemic change. To this end, we are:
These campaigns will engage the African public to take action to help save the lives of mothers and babies.
The campaign has a clear focus on survival and positive stories rather than a resigned social acceptance of death in pregnancy and childbirth which is common throughout Africa.
In addition to the focused activities in each of the six countries, appropriate regional bodies will also be supported to strengthen and provide an echo for country level work, including: