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December 2017

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, [...]

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 [...]

September 2017

Extending a Line for Safe Motherhood

By | 2017-09-29T10:48:39+00:00 September 29th, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, maternal health, midwives, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Uganda|

Imagine not being able to call 911 in an emergency. Most of us rarely (if ever) use the 911 service that is widely available in North America, but we find comfort knowing that it is an option. When we are scared or in crisis, we can call someone who will know what to do, who [...]

The importance of clinical mentorship

By | 2017-09-22T09:40:25+00:00 September 20th, 2017|clinical mentorship, hospitals, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Profile, Uganda|

Clinical mentorship is one of the ways that Save the Mothers provides support to our Mother Baby Friendly Hospitals. A senior paediatrician at Uganda's Mulago National Referral Hospital, Dr. Flavia Namiiro (pictured above) is the facilitator behind the Save The Mothers Buikwe Perinatal Clinical Mentorship program. Summer intern Ananya Parasor interviewed Dr. Flavia about the importance of such [...]

August 2017

Higher education takes us further

By | 2017-08-25T05:49:35+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Uganda|

Dr. Sharon participates in a three-day training opportunity, leading her group in clinical mentorship, at a Mother Baby Friendly Hospital. One of the most powerful aspects of my role here at Save the Mothers (STM) has been interacting with the students of the Master of Public Health Leadership Program. Whether on field trips, in the [...]

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 [...]

June 2017

Benefits of Skilled Maternal Care in Tanzania

By | 2017-06-28T07:33:22+00:00 June 28th, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, Internship, maternal health, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Tanzania|

A baby who was saved due, in part, to his mother's choice to deliver in a health care facility where they were equipped to deal with the complications that arose during his delivery. It was my first of three weeks on an observational internship at the Iringa Regional Referral Hospital in Tanzania. I would be [...]

April 2017

World Malaria Day and Save the Mothers

By | 2017-04-24T12:29:39+00:00 April 24th, 2017|East Africa, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, News, Uganda, World Malaria Day|

A mother waits at a rural Ugandan hospital for treatment for her baby boy, who has malaria. Did you know? April 25 is World Malaria Day (WMD). Malaria is a parasitic infection that attacks a person's red blood cells. Malaria is caused by parasites that are transmitted through the bites of infected mosquitoes. It is one [...]