Denise Lodde Roberts

Economic Empowerment – Women Helping Women

Women’s economic empowerment is essential in creating gender equality, according to the United Nations. The problem is, many women don’t have the means to support themselves and their family, especially when a medical emergency arises. Andrew Koolya, a graduate of the Save the Mothers Master of Public Health Leadership program and local government official in …

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Goodbye 2021!

For many of us, 2021 began with high hopes. The Covid vaccines were here, spring brought with it a promise of an end to this pandemic and even summer felt like “normal” was around the corner as many of us began to gather again. The year ends on a darker note, as Omicron has exhausted …

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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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Dr. Chamberlain Froese a Canadian Woman Leader in Global Health

Late in 2018, The Canadian Society for International Health published their inaugural list of Canadian Women Leaders in Global Health (#CWIGH).   Save the Mothers is pleased to congratulate our founding director Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese, named to this list for her significant contributions to global health.   The impetus for the creation of the …

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