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January 2021

Thank you for your support in 2020!

By |2021-01-14T22:51:34-05:00January 14th, 2021|Canada, East Africa, News|

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 [...]

December 2020

Couples like Everline and Tonny need your help this Christmas…

By |2020-12-17T21:01:52-05:00December 17th, 2020|East Africa, hospitals, Uganda|

Dear Friends, What a year this has been! 2020 is just days from ending, and while a part of me is breathing a sigh of relief, the other is taking stock of my blessings. My family–who live around the world–are safe. I am deeply grateful that we are healthy, happy, and have enough. People everywhere [...]

June 2020

May 2019

Justice for the forgotten women of Eastern Uganda

By |2019-05-22T22:45:44-04:00May 22nd, 2019|East Africa, Fistula, Master of Public Health Leadership, Student profile, Uganda, Uncategorized|

Dr. Ariho Boaz fights against Obstetric Fistula in Mbale #FistulaDay is May 23, 2019 Dr. Ariho Boaz is on a mission to change lives. He is hoping to prevent and treat cases of obstetric fistula in Eastern Uganda. If you’re reading this in North America, you may not understand why obstetric fistula is such a [...]

August 2018

Tanzania Teamwork: STM & Mama Na Mtoto

By |2018-08-03T15:34:11-04:00August 3rd, 2018|clinical mentorship, East Africa, maternal health, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, News, Tanzania|

Save the Mothers (STM) supports four health centres in Tanzania. We do this as a partner in the Mama Na Mtoto initiative. This effort is a collaboration between Canadian, Tanzanian, and Ugandan partners to improve maternal, newborn, and child health in rural Tanzania. These Centres are in and around the district of Mwanza. We provide [...]

May 2018

Grant-Funded Midwifery Mentorship and Coaching Project Launches


By |2018-05-30T19:11:37-04:00May 30th, 2018|East Africa, Midwifery Mentorship and Coaching Project, midwives, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative|

By Teopista Agutu Communications Director, STM East Africa Last November, Save the Mothers won a "Stronger Together" grant from Canadian philanthropic organization Stronger Philanthropy to implement a Midwifery Mentorship and Coaching project (MMC). MMC provides training and support for midwives in STM’s Mother Baby Friendly Hospital sites.  This project aims to fill the critical gaps [...]

February 2018

Meet Rogers Mandu, student

By |2018-02-14T11:33:33-05:00February 14th, 2018|East Africa, hospitals, male involvement, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, Student profile, Uganda|

Rogers Mandu, 33, is a social scientist. A student in the Ugandan class of the Save the Mothers Master of Public Health Leadership program, he is in his second year of study. Fortunate Kagumaho interviewed Rogers about why he joined the program, and how he hopes to use his education to help bring about change [...]

A pastor teaches pastors, so they can teach others

By |2018-02-02T07:39:13-05:00February 2nd, 2018|East Africa, leadership, male involvement, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, maternal mortality|

Upoki Bitum, pictured at far right in the red patterned shirt, second row, is a pastor and a student in the Save the Mothers Master of Public Health Leadership Program. He lives and works in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and recently took what he is learning back to his home country and held [...]

January 2018

A mother to mothers

By |2018-01-19T09:06:18-05:00January 19th, 2018|East Africa, Internship, maternal health, Uganda|

Save the Mothers' Dr. Eve Nakabembe (pictured at left), consults with a young mother at Uganda's Mubende Hospital. In a deeply personal reflection below, Save the Mothers' Program Intern Marissa Ware offers insights into different cultural attitudes surrounding motherhood today. As a young woman professional working in maternal health, I am frequently asked when I [...]

Alumni in Action: Richard Mulindwa

By |2018-01-05T10:51:22-05:00January 5th, 2018|East Africa, leadership, male involvement, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, Profile, Uganda, Uncategorized|

While interning with Save the Mothers (STM), Ananya Parasor had a chance meeting with STM alumnus Richard Mulindwa. They had a long talk about his time with STM and his current work (as a community development officer and running a non-profit organization). Ananya also asked Richard about his involvements since graduating from STM, (Uganda Class [...]

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