January 2021

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.

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

February 2018

Delivering the drug that saves lives

By |2018-02-27T17:24:12-05:00February 27th, 2018|hospitals, maternal health, midwives, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Uganda|

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

December 2017

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

By |2018-05-23T16:07:22-04:00December 13th, 2017|East Africa, Fistula, hospitals, maternal health, Uganda|

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, [...]

November 2017

Blood

By |2017-11-27T09:50:08-05:00November 27th, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, maternal health, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Uganda|

Whether you feel squeamish, anxious, curious, or any other of the multitude of emotions felt towards the substance, everyone has a reaction to it, and everyone has it: blood. In North America, we often take for granted that when we need blood, it will be there. We are called to donate, told ‘it’s in you [...]

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, [...]

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