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a woman or girl dies
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Skilled care
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and after
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Save the Mothers

is creating
systemic change

to stop these preventable tragedies.


Our students‎‎‎‎‎
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for maternal health


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URGENT APPEAL...the need is real.

Mothers and babies in East Africa are in need 
and donations in Canada are down
 across the country.

Overflow area of hospital with expectant moms laying on the ground awaiting care.
Overflow area of hospital with expectant moms laying on the ground awaiting care.
Mom with baby on oxygen sitting on the floor of the NICU
Mom with baby on oxygen sitting on the floor of the NICU

The needs are many, the funds are low.

We need to raise $100,000 by July 31st 

for Mother Baby Friendly Hospitals with urgent needs 

for equipment to save moms and babies.

16 women die EVERY DAY in Uganda 

from pregnancy related causes.

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We are saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Jean Chamberlain's father. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Gerald Chamberlain Obituary

Born September 22, 1937, died peacefully surrounded by family at St Joseph’s Health Care, Hamilton, Sunday, May 12, 2024, at age 86. He is now reunited with his beloved wife of 62 years Margaret (Donnelly) Chamberlain. Loving father of David (Teresa), Catherine (Michael), Jean (Thomas), and Laura (James). Cherished grandfather of Michelle (Aaron), Matthew (Yen), Maggi, Jake, Elizabeth, Jonathan, Hannah, Abby, Christopher, and Jack. Great Gramp to Makinley and Riyka. Dear brother to the late Larry Chamberlain and step-brother to Barbara Wilcox and the late Helen Kell, and their families. Warm uncle to families of Ron, Marlene, and Rob.

Gerry, a steadfast pillar of faith, whose journey began on a farm near Shedden, ON before completing his B.Sc. in Agriculture (University of Guelph) and his M.B.A. (York University). Employing lessons from his farming roots and education he held leadership roles at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Crop Insurance Commission of Ontario before being named Executive Coordinator for the 15th Annual Premier’s Conference in Toronto. Gerry then embarked on a prestigious and ground-breaking role as Vice-President at Scotiabank for Agriculture and Aboriginal Services from 1974-1999. His empathy, wisdom and actions were a continued testament of unwavering commitment to the marginalized, embodying Christ’s love. He had a heart for missions and loyally served on Board’s for decades creating lasting impacts on the lives of many. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Philpott Church, 84 York Blvd., Hamilton, Saturday, May 18, 2023 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to organization’s Gerry served and supported at are welcome Save the Mothers ( or ‘ShareWord’ (formerly Gideons) (

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Save the Mothers is an international, charitable organization equipping African leaders to save the lives of women and babies.

Queen’s Awards Save the Mothers Chapter

Save the Mothers is proud to announce our Queen's University chapter has been given the New Club of the Year Award. The award is given to the club "that has exemplified the spirit of Queen's and the clubs community through performing at an exceptional level during their first year of ...

Economic Empowerment – Women Helping Women

Women's economic empowerment is essential in creating gender equality, according to the United Nations. The problem is, many women don't have the means to support themselves and their family, especially when a medical emergency arises. Andrew Koolya, a graduate of the Save the Mothers Master of Public Health Leadership program ...
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