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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

Delivering the drug that saves lives

By |2018-02-27T17:24:12+00:00February 27th, 2018|hospitals, maternal health, midwives, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Uganda|

Pictured above: Dr. Eve Nakabembe, Director of the Save the Mothers Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, stands in the stores room at Uganda's Mityana Hospital. During the late summer of 2017, STM program intern Jess Huston was part of a small team appointed to deliver important medications to Ugandan health facilities. Following is her reflection [...]

December 2017

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, [...]

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

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