January 2021

Farewell Deborah: Message from the STM Board

By |2021-01-28T21:05:16-05:00January 21st, 2021|leadership, News, Uncategorized|

Important Message from the Save the Mothers Board of Directors Dear Friends, Save the Mothers has been blessed to have Deborah Mensah as our Executive Director, leading our organization for the past 3 years.  She has worked closely with the East African Director, Dr. Miriam Mutabazi, strengthening systems and protocols as well as collaborating and [...]

Lessons & Memories: Reflections on my time with Save the Mothers

By |2021-01-28T21:01:30-05:00January 20th, 2021|Canada, leadership, News|

It has been a sincere pleasure to lead Save the Mothers for the past three years. Working to end preventable maternal and child death with my colleagues and the Master of Public Health Leadership Alumni was very satisfying. Now my journey with STM has come to an end. I will join my family in Ghana, West Africa to continue to work on the continent advocating for fair access to health services for all. Especially for vulnerable populations.

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 [...]

January 2019

Dr. Chamberlain Froese a Canadian Woman Leader in Global Health

By |2019-01-09T19:27:28-05:00January 9th, 2019|Canada, maternal health, News|

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 [...]

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 [...]

November 2017

Major grant for Save the Mothers announced

By |2017-11-22T11:37:36-05:00November 22nd, 2017|clinical mentorship, East Africa, hospitals, midwives, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, News|

The Canadian philanthropic organization, Stronger Together, announced a number of new grants this week, including a sizable one for the work of Save the Mothers (STM). Stronger Together announced their intention to invest $81,400 in a pilot Midwifery Mentorship model in Uganda. East African midwives work long hours caring for mothers and newborns under conditions of poor wages, [...]

Uganda’s 1st Presidential Dialogue on Quality of Health Services

By |2017-11-06T09:10:06-05:00November 6th, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, News, Uganda|

Last month, Global Health Corps fellow Meredith Hutchins and intern Marissa Ware represented Save the Mothers at the 1st National Presidential Dialogue on Quality of Health Services in Uganda. The conference was intended to serve as an interdisciplinary dialogue to discuss the challenges in providing equitable health care. It featured a series of panel discussions [...]

April 2017

World Malaria Day and Save the Mothers

By |2017-04-24T12:29:39-04:00April 24th, 2017|East Africa, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, News, Uganda, World Malaria Day|

A mother waits at a rural Ugandan hospital for treatment for her baby boy, who has malaria. Did you know? April 25 is World Malaria Day (WMD). Malaria is a parasitic infection that attacks a person's red blood cells. Malaria is caused by parasites that are transmitted through the bites of infected mosquitoes. It is one [...]

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. [...]

March 2017

How the empowerment of women anywhere helps women everywhere

By |2019-06-01T09:49:46-04:00March 6th, 2017|East Africa, International Women's Day, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, maternal mortality, News, Uganda|

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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