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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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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

By | 2017-03-20T14:14:14+00:00 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. [...]

January 2017

Why Annual Reports are important

By | 2017-01-18T16:34:37+00:00 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. [...]

October 2016

Making Mukono Health Centre IV Mother Baby Friendly

By | 2017-01-11T15:16:08+00:00 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 [...]

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 [...]