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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 [...]

Visiting STM in Uganda; part of doing my part

By | 2017-06-19T13:21:31+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Mothers wait outside an East African medical clinic to have their little ones immunized. Photo by: Margo Head Just over a year ago, while reviewing the itinerary my cousin Thom and his wife Dr. Jean had put together for our trip to Africa, Thom asked “Is there anything else you want to add?” Never having [...]

Fistula; in Uganda, it’s not a foreign word

By | 2017-05-05T13:01:31+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  Patients and nurses of the fistula ward at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Uganda, including, at far left the young "daughter on the ward," and at back, third from right, STM's Academic Director Dr. Justus Barageine, fistula surgeon.    Fistula. To most inhabitants of the Global North, the word is foreign. To Dr. Justus Barageine, Save [...]

Children’s piggy bank saves mothers

By | 2017-04-24T11:18:11+00:00 May 5th, 2017|East Africa, maternal health, Uganda|

At Save the Mothers, we believe in the power of the individual donation, so we encourage people young and old to get creative in their ideas about how to raise funds that can be used to improve the health of vulnerable women and children. Hundreds of individuals are gearing up to Take Steps to Deliver [...]

World Malaria Day and Save the Mothers

By | 2017-04-24T12:29:39+00:00 April 24th, 2017|East Africa, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, News, Uganda, World Malaria Day|

A mother waits at a rural Ugandan hospital for treatment for her baby boy, who has malaria. Did you know? April 25 is World Malaria Day (WMD). Malaria is a parasitic infection that attacks a person's red blood cells. Malaria is caused by parasites that are transmitted through the bites of infected mosquitoes. It is one [...]

Read a book … change the game

By | 2017-03-13T08:19:16+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Book Release, maternal health, News|

In honour of World Book Day--this Sunday, April 23--we've pulled the following blog post from the archives. Watch the video, then if you haven't already done so, buy the book. Buy several! Share them with friends. In the process, you will help to change the game for vulnerable East African women and babies.   Dr. [...]

Just imagine …

By | 2017-04-07T14:24:07+00:00 April 7th, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, Internship, maternal health, maternal mortality, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, World Health Day|

April 7, 2017 is World Health Day. In honour of that day, we'd like to ask you to imagine ... Imagine yourself in the place of one of the two young women standing there, learning from Dr. Eve Nakabembe, obstetrician and director of the Save the Mothers Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (above right). Jess [...]

Getting to know: Miriam Mutabazi

By | 2017-02-22T12:42:29+00:00 March 31st, 2017|East Africa, maternal health, maternal mortality, Profile|

Late last year, Save the Mothers (STM) announced the beginning of a whole new era in our work in East Africa. Plans were revealed for STM founder and executive director Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese to return to Canada, and for local leadership in East Africa to step into her role there, in order that they [...]

Maternal and child health: what’s water got to do with it?

By | 2017-03-20T14:14:14+00:00 March 20th, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, maternal health, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Uganda|

Midwife at Uganda's Kawolo Hospital proudly displays the water tank installed by H2O 4 ALL, which provides clean water for drinking, washing and cleaning. We are proud of our work with Save the Mothers (STM), which delivers sustainable water sources to Mother Baby Friendly Hospitals to improve quality of care for pregnant and delivering mothers. [...]

Research yields understanding

By | 2017-03-13T14:30:33+00:00 March 13th, 2017|East Africa, maternal health, Uganda|

Save the Mothers research assistant Chrispus Muganyizi offers information to a young woman during a "community drive" to promote toll-free lines. Chrispus reflects on his experiences below.   The health of a mother impacts the family and the entire community. Her access to proper healthcare largely determines her wellbeing and the wellbeing of her baby. [...]