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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? [...]

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 [...]

Introducing our new GHC Fellows

By | 2017-07-17T10:22:09+00:00 July 17th, 2017|East Africa, GHC Fellows, Profile|

Save the Mothers' new Global Health Corps Fellows for the 2017/18 academic year are, from left, Meredith Hutchins and Ivan Mwase. Save the Mothers is stronger and more effective thanks to partnerships. Quite simply, we couldn't do the work that we do - reaching out into communities large and small throughout East Africa - without [...]

Benefits of Skilled Maternal Care in Tanzania

By | 2017-06-28T07:33:22+00:00 June 28th, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, Internship, maternal health, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Tanzania|

A baby who was saved due, in part, to his mother's choice to deliver in a health care facility where they were equipped to deal with the complications that arose during his delivery. It was my first of three weeks on an observational internship at the Iringa Regional Referral Hospital in Tanzania. I would be [...]

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. [...]