Yearly Archives: 2016

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December 2016

Interns report on visit to Uganda’s largest hospital

By |2016-12-16T13:09:50+00:00December 16th, 2016|hospitals, maternal health, Uganda, Uncategorized|

Save the Mothers' executive director Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese stopped by for a visit, when the interns accompanied Dr. Eve Nakabembe to work at Uganda's largest hospital. Pictured above (from left) are: Dr. Jean, Jess Huston, Anne Cameron, Dr. Eve, Beka Bushby. The classic ‘take your child to work day’ was recently put into action [...]

Come and see

By |2016-12-02T14:27:54+00:00December 2nd, 2016|East Africa, News, Uganda, Vision Trip|

A mother and baby elephant out for a stroll at Queen Elizabeth Park in Uganda.   There's nothing quite like the experience of seeing something for yourself. Firsthand. With your own eyes. You can hear about the fact that Save the Mothers is raising up local leaders to become Game Changers within their own cultures and contexts. [...]

November 2016

Meet a graduate: Jane Mulumba Nabunnya

By |2017-01-11T15:16:08+00:00November 14th, 2016|Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, maternal mortality, Student profile, Uganda|

Jane, 47, is a journalist and policy analyst who graduated from Save the Mothers’ Master of Public Health Leadership (MPHL) program in February. Communications Intern Fortunate Kagumaho brings us this interview.   Fortunate: Why did you decide to take the Save the Mothers’ MPHL? Jane: I wanted to be part of providing solutions to reduce [...]

October 2016

Making Mukono Health Centre IV Mother Baby Friendly

By |2017-01-11T15:16:08+00:00October 19th, 2016|East Africa, hospitals, maternal health, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Uganda|

The sheltered waiting area for pregnant women at Mukono Health Centre IV Mukono Health Centre IV is a level-four health facility located in the community of Mukono, Uganda. As the Global Health Corps fellows working with Save the Mothers (STM) for the 2016/17 academic year, we recently visited it for the first time. Mukono's is [...]

Introducing Dr. Justus Barageine

By |2016-10-12T09:48:58+00:00October 12th, 2016|Master of Public Health Leadership, Profile, Uganda, Uncategorized|

Save the Mothers has a new academic director; Dr. Justus Barageine (pictured in the 2016/17 staff photo above in the front row, far left) was recently appointed to the role to provide academic oversight of the Master of Public Health Leadership (MPHL) program. A gynaecologist by profession, he is married with three children. Dr. Barageine first [...]

September 2016

Small changes in hospitals create a big impact

By |2016-09-29T11:38:42+00:00September 29th, 2016|East Africa, hospitals, maternal health, maternal mortality, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Uganda|

Everybody deserves "to get the best care in their most vulnerable moments." This video features Dr. Eve Nakabembe, Director of the Save the Mothers Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. She discusses some of the harsh realities women and health workers face in East African maternity hospitals. Lack of clean, running water. Lack of access to necessary [...]

You can be a game changer too

By |2016-09-16T12:05:34+00:00September 16th, 2016|Book Release|

In this brand new trailer for The Game Changers, co-author and Save the Mothers communications director Patricia Paddey says that before she began working on the book she never thought of herself as a game changer. But through the process of telling other peoples' stories - stories of teachers and police officers, journalists and politicians who [...]

August 2016

Having New Eyes

By |2016-08-26T07:38:47+00:00August 26th, 2016|Board Member, Profile, Uncategorized|

STM Board Member, Dena Thomas * “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust   For Save the Mothers’ board member Dena Thomas, caring about maternal health in the developing world began with seeing the world with new eyes. While on a trip to [...]

When a tweet is more than just a tweet

By |2017-01-11T15:16:08+00:00August 15th, 2016|Breastfeeding, News|

World Breastfeeding Week 2016 (August 1 – 7) wrapped up with Canada demonstrating leadership on this important public health issue in a significant – if novel – way. The Prime Minister’s twitter account published an intimate photo of Sophie Grégoire Trudeau breastfeeding the couple’s youngest son, Hadrian. The photo was captioned with Ms. Trudeau’s words [...]

July 2016