Save The Mothers

About Save The Mothers

Save the Mothers promotes maternal health in the developing world through education, public awareness and advocacy. Based in Uganda and North America, Save The Mothers dedicated to saving some of the 303,000 women who die in childbirth every year.

April 2017

Read a book … change the game

By |2017-03-13T08:19:16-04:00April 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. [...]

Just imagine …

By |2017-04-07T14:24:07-04:00April 7th, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, Internship, maternal health, maternal mortality, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, World Health Day|

April 7, 2017 is World Health Day. In honour of that day, we'd like to ask you to imagine ... Imagine yourself in the place of one of the two young women standing there, learning from Dr. Eve Nakabembe, obstetrician and director of the Save the Mothers Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (above right). Jess [...]

March 2017

Getting to know: Miriam Mutabazi

By |2017-02-22T12:42:29-05:00March 31st, 2017|East Africa, maternal health, maternal mortality, Profile|

Late last year, Save the Mothers (STM) announced the beginning of a whole new era in our work in East Africa. Plans were revealed for STM founder and executive director Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese to return to Canada, and for local leadership in East Africa to step into her role there, in order that they [...]

January 2017

Why Annual Reports are important

By |2019-06-01T09:51:38-04:00January 18th, 2017|Annual Report, East Africa, Master of Public Health Leadership, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Uganda|

Save the Mothers has just published our 2016 Annual Report, detailing information about organizational activities and finances throughout the 2015-16 fiscal year. This year, to save on costs, we are publishing the report in an online version only. You can download the PDF of the 2016 Annual Report here, and of our Financial Statements here. [...]

December 2016

Come and see

By |2016-12-02T14:27:54-05:00December 2nd, 2016|East Africa, News, Uganda, Vision Trip|

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. [...]

September 2016

Small changes in hospitals create a big impact

By |2016-09-29T11:38:42-04:00September 29th, 2016|East Africa, hospitals, maternal health, maternal mortality, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Uganda|

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 [...]

You can be a game changer too

By |2016-09-16T12:05:34-04:00September 16th, 2016|Book Release|

In this brand new trailer for The Game Changers, co-author and Save the Mothers communications director Patricia Paddey says that before she began working on the book she never thought of herself as a game changer. But through the process of telling other peoples' stories - stories of teachers and police officers, journalists and politicians who [...]

August 2016

When a tweet is more than just a tweet

By |2017-01-11T15:16:08-05:00August 15th, 2016|Breastfeeding, News|

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 [...]

June 2016

Game Changers: Where Would our World be without Them?

By |2017-01-11T15:16:09-05:00June 1st, 2016|Book Release, News|

They are the visionaries, bold, bright, brash and creative. They innovate, think outside the box, and forever alter the way things are done. Game changers recognize the truth of the adage that, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” Game changers believe—they know—deep down in the very deepest, downest [...]

May 2016

Delivering Change

By |2019-06-01T09:52:41-04:00May 10th, 2016|News|

One man pushed his mother in her wheelchair along the route of the Dundas, Ontario “Steps to Deliver Change” Walk in support of Save the Mothers. Hundreds of people in 15 communities across Canada and the United States took “Steps to Deliver Change” on behalf of Save the Mothers this past weekend. It was a [...]

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