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February 2018

Meet Rogers Mandu, student

By | 2018-02-14T11:33:33+00:00 February 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+00:00 February 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

A mother to mothers

By | 2018-01-19T09:06:18+00:00 January 19th, 2018|East Africa, Internship, maternal health, Uganda|

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 [...]

Alumni in Action: Richard Mulindwa

By | 2018-01-05T10:51:22+00:00 January 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 | 2017-12-13T09:36:56+00:00 December 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, [...]

What do curtains have to do with maternal health?

By | 2017-12-08T13:53:39+00:00 December 8th, 2017|East Africa, GHC Fellows, hospitals, maternal health, midwives, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Uganda|

The labour and delivery ward at Mityana Hospital now ensures patient privacy, thanks to curtains donated by Save the Mothers. The curtains were presented and installed by Global Health Corps Fellows Meredith Hutchins and Ivan Mwase. What do curtains have to do with maternal health?  It’s a fair question to ask. When women are dying [...]

November 2017

Blood

By | 2017-11-27T09:50:08+00:00 November 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+00:00 November 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, [...]

Cultivating leaders for development and aid

By | 2017-11-13T11:38:40+00:00 November 13th, 2017|East Africa, leadership, Master of Public Health Leadership|

Jess Huston (pictured above in the striped shirt at her "Farewell" party with colleagues from Save the Mothers) worked as a program intern with Save the Mothers in Uganda during the 2016/17 academic year. In this blog post, she reflects on the value of cultivating and equipping leaders as a means of doing development and [...]

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

By | 2017-11-06T09:10:06+00:00 November 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 [...]