Jess Huston

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Jess Huston

About Jess Huston

Jess Huston (from Ontario, Canada) worked with Save the Mothers as program intern for the 2016/17 academic year. She is a graduate from the University of Waterloo, with a Bachelor of Arts in Sexuality, Marriage and Family Studies.

November 2017

Cultivating leaders for development and aid

By | 2017-11-13T11:38:40+00:00 November 13th, 2017|East Africa, leadership, Master of Public Health Leadership|

Jess Huston (pictured above in the striped shirt at her "Farewell" party with colleagues from Save the Mothers) worked as a program intern with Save the Mothers in Uganda during the 2016/17 academic year. In this blog post, she reflects on the value of cultivating and equipping leaders as a means of doing development and [...]

September 2017

Extending a Line for Safe Motherhood

By | 2017-09-29T10:48:39+00:00 September 29th, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, maternal health, midwives, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Uganda|

Imagine not being able to call 911 in an emergency. Most of us rarely (if ever) use the 911 service that is widely available in North America, but we find comfort knowing that it is an option. When we are scared or in crisis, we can call someone who will know what to do, who [...]

August 2017

Higher education takes us further

By | 2017-08-25T05:49:35+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Uganda|

Dr. Sharon participates in a three-day training opportunity, leading her group in clinical mentorship, at a Mother Baby Friendly Hospital. One of the most powerful aspects of my role here at Save the Mothers (STM) has been interacting with the students of the Master of Public Health Leadership Program. Whether on field trips, in the [...]

The power of youth engagement

By | 2017-08-10T19:18:51+00:00 August 10th, 2017|International Youth Day|

The children of Triple P Primary School in Mukono, Uganda, sing and dance about safe motherhood. In time for International Youth Day on August 12, Save the Mothers program intern Jessica Huston blogs on the power of engaging young people in the issue of safe motherhood. What is the role of youth in maternal health? [...]

July 2017

Midwives – making mothers matter

By | 2017-07-31T08:20:36+00:00 July 31st, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, maternal mortality, midwives, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative|

Midwives are important, all over the world. But in Uganda, where a staggering 16 girls and women die every day of complications due to childbirth, midwives work on the frontline of maternal mortality. This video (prepared by Save the Mothers staff in Uganda) and blog post by Program Intern Jessica Huston, hail the critical role [...]

June 2017

Snapshot of a group visit

By | 2017-06-16T12:19:04+00:00 June 16th, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, Uganda|

Visitors from The People’s Church Toronto joined the Save the Mothers Team, on a visit to Masters of Public Health Leadership Grad Ivan Tibenkana in Budondo Sub-county, to speak about his leadership in the community and advocacy for safe motherhood. A group of five women from People’s Church Canada visited Save the Mothers East Africa [...]

March 2017

How the empowerment of women anywhere helps women everywhere

By | 2017-03-06T20:53:26+00:00 March 6th, 2017|East Africa, International Women's Day, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, maternal mortality, News, Uganda|

Save the Mothers' Program Intern 2016-17 Jess Huston visited the Luweero District in Uganda, and sat in on this meeting, where these women were learning to become economically independent.    International Women’s Day is March 8th. People around the world celebrate this day in different ways—marches, conferences, public forums, dinners, extra hugs, or even just [...]