Jess Huston

Jess Huston (from Ontario, Canada) worked with Save the Mothers as program intern for the 2016/17 academic year. She is a graduate from the University of Waterloo, with a Bachelor of Arts in Sexuality, Marriage and Family Studies.

Delivering the drug that saves lives

Pictured above: Dr. Eve Nakabembe, Director of the Save the Mothers Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, stands in the stores room at Uganda’s Mityana Hospital. During the late summer of 2017, STM program intern Jess Huston was part of a small team appointed to deliver important medications to Ugandan health facilities. Following is her reflection …

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Dr Eve on consultation for the Ugandan Ministry of Health

Blood

Whether you feel squeamish, anxious, curious, or any other of the multitude of emotions felt towards the substance, everyone has a reaction to it, and everyone has it: blood. In North America, we often take for granted that when we need blood, it will be there. We are called to donate, told ‘it’s in you …

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a unit of blood on an IV pole

Snapshot of a group visit

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 …

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Group from The Peoples Church Toronto visit Uganda

How the empowerment of women anywhere helps women everywhere

Save the Mothers’ Program Intern 2016-17 Jess Huston visited the Luweero District in Uganda, and sat in on this meeting, where these women were learning to become economically independent.    International Women’s Day is March 8th. People around the world celebrate this day in different ways—marches, conferences, public forums, dinners, extra hugs, or even just …

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A women's business group meets in Uganda