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March 2017

Maternal and child health: what’s water got to do with it?

By | March 20th, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, maternal health, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Uganda|

Midwife at Uganda's Kawolo Hospital proudly displays the water tank installed by H2O 4 ALL, which provides clean water for drinking, washing and cleaning. We are proud of our work with Save the Mothers (STM), which delivers sustainable water sources to Mother Baby Friendly Hospitals to improve quality of care for pregnant and delivering mothers. [...]

Research yields understanding

By | March 13th, 2017|East Africa, maternal health, Uganda|

Save the Mothers research assistant Chrispus Muganyizi offers information to a young woman during a "community drive" to promote toll-free lines. Chrispus reflects on his experiences below.   The health of a mother impacts the family and the entire community. Her access to proper healthcare largely determines her wellbeing and the wellbeing of her baby. [...]

How the empowerment of women anywhere helps women everywhere

By | March 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 [...]

February 2017

Life-changing internship

By | February 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 | February 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

Adventures of the Visitors – Part 2

By | January 27th, 2017|Breastfeeding, East Africa, Master of Public Health Leadership, Vision Trip|

New MPHL graduate Ruth, with husband Philip, and newborn Tirzah, whom she delivered the night before.   While in Mukono celebrating with the new Save the Mothers Masters of Public Health Leadership (MPHL) graduates, we had the opportunity to visit with and learn more about some of the newest STM Game Changers. Midwife Connie enthused [...]

Why Annual Reports are important

By | January 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 | January 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

Come and see

By | December 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. [...]

October 2016

Making Mukono Health Centre IV Mother Baby Friendly

By | October 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 [...]