The Next Chapter of Young Champions of Maternal Health: The Next Generation of Ideas for Maternal Health

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It is hard to believe that the Young Champions of Maternal Health only have one month left of their placements with Ashoka Fellows. They are currently gathering together in Accra, Ghana for the Young Champions Future Forum, where they are interacting with expert maternal health social entrepreneurs! This month the Young Champions continued blogging about their experiences with Ashoka Fellows around the world. As their program draws to a close, many of them reflected on their development as social entrepreneurs and contemplated how to make their Fellows’ programs and their own social ventures more sustainable. This incredible group continues to inspire others to actively pursue the improvement of maternal health around the world. Check out their informative and inspiring blog posts below. They will continue to blog about their experiences each month. Also, you’ll be able to learn more about Ashoka, the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth, the individual Young Champions, and the program here. Enjoy!


On my own… by Anna Dion

Women’s time by Carolina Damasio

Understanding the field by Egwaoje Ifeyinwa Madu

The growth of my idea by Faatimaa Ahmadi

Oyeboo (white man) by Faisal Siraj

A butterfly fresh from a cocoon by Helen Kotlolo

Creating usable systems by Julianne Parker

Writing and writing… by Maria Laura Casalegno

No winter lasts forever, no spring loses its turn by Martha Adenew

A month of contrast, tragedy, and drive to do more by Onikepe Owolabi

Career choices by Peris Wakesho

Making HIV part of the conversation by Sara Al-Lamki

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes…making the move to Peru by Seth Cochran

Is childbirth a disease? by Yeabsi Mehari

What’s up next! by Zubaida Bai