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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 [...]

Radio – and maternal health

By |2017-02-10T14:14:21-05:00February 10th, 2017|East Africa, maternal health, Uganda, World Radio Day|

Technology used for a community radio broadcast in rural Uganda.  Monday, February 13, 2017 is World Radio Day. In honour of the day, Save the Mothers Interns Fortunate Kagumaho and Jess Huston put together the following report. Uganda is among the fastest developing countries in the east African region with a population of 39-million. Yet, the maternal [...]

January 2017

Why Annual Reports are important

By |2019-06-01T09:51:38-05:00January 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. [...]

Adventures of the Visitors

By |2017-01-06T12:53:49-05:00January 6th, 2017|East Africa, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, Uganda, Vision Trip|

Adventurers, Diane Reader Jones (far left) and Julie Moran (far right) are pictured with Save the Mothers' Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese (second from left) and Dr. Eve Nakabembe (second from right) in front of the Save the Mothers building on the campus of Uganda Christian University. In the fall of 2016, Diane and Julie visited [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

November 2016

Meet a graduate: Jane Mulumba Nabunnya

By |2017-01-11T15:16:08-05:00November 14th, 2016|Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, maternal mortality, Student profile, Uganda|

Jane, 47, is a journalist and policy analyst who graduated from Save the Mothers’ Master of Public Health Leadership (MPHL) program in February. Communications Intern Fortunate Kagumaho brings us this interview.   Fortunate: Why did you decide to take the Save the Mothers’ MPHL? Jane: I wanted to be part of providing solutions to reduce [...]

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 [...]

Introducing Dr. Justus Barageine

By |2016-10-12T09:48:58-05:00October 12th, 2016|Master of Public Health Leadership, Profile, Uganda, Uncategorized|

Save the Mothers has a new academic director; Dr. Justus Barageine (pictured in the 2016/17 staff photo above in the front row, far left) was recently appointed to the role to provide academic oversight of the Master of Public Health Leadership (MPHL) program. A gynaecologist by profession, he is married with three children. Dr. Barageine first [...]

September 2016

Small changes in hospitals create a big impact

By |2016-09-29T11:38:42-05:00September 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 [...]