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25 January 2010

2 days to go: Burkina Faso Maternal Mortality Campaign: Follow the caravan on our geoblog

2 days to go: Burkina Faso Maternal Mortality Campaign: Follow the caravan on our geoblog
Ramatoulaye, 25 years old, with her 4 month old baby daughter, Burkina Faso, June 2009Maternal death can be prevented. About a year ago, Amnesty International Burkina Faso started to plan the campaign and was already thinking of having a caravan to tour the country. This caravan will leave Ouagadougou in three days after the Amnesty International report on maternal health is launched during a press conference in the capital.

In each location, several activities will be organized by Amnesty  International Burkina Faso together with partner organizations to mobilize women and men around the realization of their right to health. Forum theatre play will be shown, together with a film. In some places, sport events will be organized. In others, the report will be presented to medical students in regional nurse schools. It is also planned to hold meetings with regional authorities to start dialogue with them.

While we are planning a long term campaign, we hope with the caravan to raise awareness about our work on maternal mortality, collect signatures and voices asking the government to continue its efforts to reduce maternal mortality and act as a vehicle for debate.

From 27 January, follow the caravan on our website http// We are setting up a geoblog where you will be able to read and hear from us as we will post written and audio posts!
Image: Ramatoulaye with her four-month-old baby daughter, Burkina Faso, June 2009. Copyright: Anna Kari


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