Dr. Chamberlain Froese a Canadian Woman Leader in Global Health

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 …

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Grant-Funded Midwifery Mentorship and Coaching Project Launches


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 …

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Midwifery Mentorship and Coaching Program launches

Delivering the drug that saves lives

Pictured above: Dr. Eve Nakabembe, Director of the Save the Mothers Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, stands in the stores room at Uganda’s Mityana Hospital. During the late summer of 2017, STM program intern Jess Huston was part of a small team appointed to deliver important medications to Ugandan health facilities. Following is her reflection …

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Dr Eve on consultation for the Ugandan Ministry of Health

A mother to mothers

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 …

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Dr. Eve Nakabembe consults with a young mother

A “camp” unlike any other: The Kamuli Fistula Camp

Women wait for fistula surgery at the Kamuli Mission Hospital in Uganda.    Earlier this month, I visited a “Fistula Camp” run at Kamuli Mission Hospital with support from the Ugandan Ministry of Health, Fistula Care Plus project, USAID, and EngenderHealth. One of Save the Mothers’ staff—surgeon Dr. Justus Barageine—was providing care to patients there, …

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Women wait for fistula surgery