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September 2017

A Dose of Inspiration

By |2017-09-12T06:17:46-05:00September 11th, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, maternal health, Uganda, Uncategorized|

Last week, Save the Mothers’ new batch of first-year international students made a visit to Uganda’s large national referral hospital for a small dose of the reality of the Ugandan health care system. Program Intern Marissa Ware went along, and blogs about the experience below. The bus pulled up to the gates of the hospital [...]

August 2017

Higher education takes us further

By |2019-06-01T09:46:42-05:00August 23rd, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Uganda|

Dr. Sharon participates in a three-day training opportunity, leading her group in clinical mentorship, at a Mother Baby Friendly Hospital. One of the most powerful aspects of my role here at Save the Mothers (STM) has been interacting with the students of the Master of Public Health Leadership Program. Whether on field trips, in the [...]

July 2017

Midwives – making mothers matter

By |2017-07-31T08:20:36-05:00July 31st, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, maternal mortality, midwives, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative|

Midwives are important, all over the world. But in Uganda, where a staggering 16 girls and women die every day of complications due to childbirth, midwives work on the frontline of maternal mortality. This video (prepared by Save the Mothers staff in Uganda) and blog post by Program Intern Jessica Huston, hail the critical role [...]

June 2017

Benefits of Skilled Maternal Care in Tanzania

By |2017-06-28T07:33:22-05:00June 28th, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, Internship, maternal health, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Tanzania|

A baby who was saved due, in part, to his mother's choice to deliver in a health care facility where they were equipped to deal with the complications that arose during his delivery. It was my first of three weeks on an observational internship at the Iringa Regional Referral Hospital in Tanzania. I would be [...]

Snapshot of a group visit

By |2017-06-16T12:19:04-05:00June 16th, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, Uganda|

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 [...]

April 2017

Just imagine …

By |2017-04-07T14:24:07-05:00April 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

Maternal and child health: what’s water got to do with it?

By |2017-03-20T14:14:14-05:00March 20th, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, maternal health, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Uganda|

Midwife at Uganda's Kawolo Hospital proudly displays the water tank installed by H2O 4 ALL, which provides clean water for drinking, washing and cleaning. We are proud of our work with Save the Mothers (STM), which delivers sustainable water sources to Mother Baby Friendly Hospitals to improve quality of care for pregnant and delivering mothers. [...]

February 2017

Life-changing internship

By |2018-05-04T16:26:50-05:00February 24th, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, Internship, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, maternal mortality, Uganda|

Save the Mothers Program Intern 2016-17 Beka Bushby meets Master of Public Health Leadership graduate Ivan Tibenkana in Jinja, Uganda.   I have always had a passion for caring for those who are vulnerable and marginalized in society, both within Canada and globally. In 2013 I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and [...]

December 2016

Interns report on visit to Uganda’s largest hospital

By |2016-12-16T13:09:50-05:00December 16th, 2016|hospitals, maternal health, Uganda, Uncategorized|

Save the Mothers' executive director Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese stopped by for a visit, when the interns accompanied Dr. Eve Nakabembe to work at Uganda's largest hospital. Pictured above (from left) are: Dr. Jean, Jess Huston, Anne Cameron, Dr. Eve, Beka Bushby. The classic ‘take your child to work day’ was recently put into action [...]

October 2016

Making Mukono Health Centre IV Mother Baby Friendly

By |2017-01-11T15:16:08-05:00October 19th, 2016|East Africa, hospitals, maternal health, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Uganda|

The sheltered waiting area for pregnant women at Mukono Health Centre IV Mukono Health Centre IV is a level-four health facility located in the community of Mukono, Uganda. As the Global Health Corps fellows working with Save the Mothers (STM) for the 2016/17 academic year, we recently visited it for the first time. Mukono's is [...]