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August 2018

Tanzania Teamwork: STM & Mama Na Mtoto

By |2018-08-03T15:34:11+00:00August 3rd, 2018|clinical mentorship, East Africa, maternal health, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, News, Tanzania|

Save the Mothers (STM) supports four health centres in Tanzania. We do this as a partner in the Mama Na Mtoto initiative. This effort is a collaboration between Canadian, Tanzanian, and Ugandan partners to improve maternal, newborn, and child health in rural Tanzania. These Centres are in and around the district of Mwanza. We provide [...]

May 2018

Grant-Funded Midwifery Mentorship and Coaching Project Launches


By |2018-05-30T19:11:37+00:00May 30th, 2018|East Africa, Midwifery Mentorship and Coaching Project, midwives, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative|

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 [...]

February 2018

Meet Rogers Mandu, student

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

A mother to mothers

By |2018-01-19T09:06:18+00:00January 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+00:00January 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+00:00December 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, [...]

What do curtains have to do with maternal health?

By |2017-12-08T13:53:39+00:00December 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+00:00November 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+00:00November 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, [...]