Year: 2021

Call the Midwife!

Edwige Namwanga was a midwife when she was accepted into Save the Mothers’ MPHL program. Like many of her fellow midwives, she knew mothers were dying unnecessarily, and she wanted to do something about it. When she graduated in 2016, she was put in charge of a rural health centre in Central Uganda. It was …

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Moving for Mothers

A labour and delivery nurse in B.C. is putting some sweat equity into fundraising for maternal health. Her Move4Moms event is aiming to raise awareness of the inequities of maternal health around the world while getting participants to raise funds and exercise. Sadie Au first heard about Save the Mothers when she was a nursing …

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Students helping students: Queen’s University chapter to raise awareness and funds for Save the Mothers

Students all across the country are going back to school, but one group at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, already has a special project underway; one they hope will make a big difference for women and girls in East Africa. The first ever university chapter of Save the Mothers was started in the spring of …

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Farewell Deborah: Message from the STM Board

Important Message from the Save the Mothers Board of Directors Dear Friends, Save the Mothers has been blessed to have Deborah Mensah as our Executive Director, leading our organization for the past 3 years.  She has worked closely with the East African Director, Dr. Miriam Mutabazi, strengthening systems and protocols as well as collaborating and …

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Lessons & Memories: Reflections on my time with Save the Mothers

It has been a sincere pleasure to lead Save the Mothers for the past three years. Working to end preventable maternal and child death with my colleagues and the Master of Public Health Leadership Alumni was very satisfying. Now my journey with STM has come to an end. I will join my family in Ghana, West Africa to continue to work on the continent advocating for fair access to health services for all. Especially for vulnerable populations.

Thank you for your support in 2020!

Dear Friends, Happy New Year. I pray that 2021 brings you and yours many blessings. In early March last year, just before the world changed, we celebrated with partners and communities in Tanzania.  You supported a project that brought better maternal care practices and facilities to two very large, rural districts near Lake Victoria. One …

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