Year: 2016

Interns report on visit to Uganda’s largest hospital

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 …

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Interns visit Ugandan hospital

Come and see

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. …

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Mother and baby elephant

Meet a graduate: Jane Mulumba Nabunnya

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 …

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Jane Mulumba Nabunnya

Making Mukono Health Centre IV Mother Baby Friendly

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 …

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Sheltered waiting area at Mukono Health Centre

Small changes in hospitals create a big impact

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 …

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When a tweet is more than just a tweet

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 …

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Twitter image of Sophie Gregoire Trudeau nursing son Hadrian
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