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July 2017

Midwives – making mothers matter

By | 2017-07-31T08:20:36+00:00 July 31st, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, maternal mortality, midwives, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative|

Midwives are important, all over the world. But in Uganda, where a staggering 16 girls and women die every day of complications due to childbirth, midwives work on the frontline of maternal mortality. This video (prepared by Save the Mothers staff in Uganda) and blog post by Program Intern Jessica Huston, hail the critical role [...]

April 2017

Just imagine …

By | 2017-04-07T14:24:07+00:00 April 7th, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, Internship, maternal health, maternal mortality, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, World Health Day|

April 7, 2017 is World Health Day. In honour of that day, we'd like to ask you to imagine ... Imagine yourself in the place of one of the two young women standing there, learning from Dr. Eve Nakabembe, obstetrician and director of the Save the Mothers Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (above right). Jess [...]

March 2017

Getting to know: Miriam Mutabazi

By | 2017-02-22T12:42:29+00:00 March 31st, 2017|East Africa, maternal health, maternal mortality, Profile|

Late last year, Save the Mothers (STM) announced the beginning of a whole new era in our work in East Africa. Plans were revealed for STM founder and executive director Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese to return to Canada, and for local leadership in East Africa to step into her role there, in order that they [...]

How the empowerment of women anywhere helps women everywhere

By | 2017-03-06T20:53:26+00:00 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 | 2017-02-24T11:09:33+00:00 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 [...]

November 2016

Meet a graduate: Jane Mulumba Nabunnya

By | 2017-01-11T15:16:08+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, maternal mortality, Student profile, Uganda|

Jane, 47, is a journalist and policy analyst who graduated from Save the Mothers’ Master of Public Health Leadership (MPHL) program in February. Communications Intern Fortunate Kagumaho brings us this interview.   Fortunate: Why did you decide to take the Save the Mothers’ MPHL? Jane: I wanted to be part of providing solutions to reduce [...]

September 2016

Small changes in hospitals create a big impact

By | 2016-09-29T11:38:42+00:00 September 29th, 2016|East Africa, hospitals, maternal health, maternal mortality, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Uganda|

Everybody deserves "to get the best care in their most vulnerable moments." This video features Dr. Eve Nakabembe, Director of the Save the Mothers Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. She discusses some of the harsh realities women and health workers face in East African maternity hospitals. Lack of clean, running water. Lack of access to necessary [...]