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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 [...]

Read a book … change the game

By | 2017-03-13T08:19:16+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Book Release, maternal health, News|

In honour of World Book Day--this Sunday, April 23--we've pulled the following blog post from the archives. Watch the video, then if you haven't already done so, buy the book. Buy several! Share them with friends. In the process, you will help to change the game for vulnerable East African women and babies.   Dr. [...]

March 2017

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 [...]

December 2016

Come and see

By | 2016-12-02T14:27:54+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|East Africa, News, Uganda, Vision Trip|

A mother and baby elephant out for a stroll at Queen Elizabeth Park in Uganda.   There's nothing quite like the experience of seeing something for yourself. Firsthand. With your own eyes. You can hear about the fact that Save the Mothers is raising up local leaders to become Game Changers within their own cultures and contexts. [...]

August 2016

When a tweet is more than just a tweet

By | 2017-01-11T15:16:08+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Breastfeeding, News|

World Breastfeeding Week 2016 (August 1 – 7) wrapped up with Canada demonstrating leadership on this important public health issue in a significant – if novel – way. The Prime Minister’s twitter account published an intimate photo of Sophie Grégoire Trudeau breastfeeding the couple’s youngest son, Hadrian. The photo was captioned with Ms. Trudeau’s words [...]

June 2016

When Personal Tragedy Becomes Passion

By | 2017-01-11T15:16:09+00:00 June 14th, 2016|News|

Diane Reader Jones at the Grand Canyon, sporting her Save the Mothers cap. “I wear it everywhere!” she says. BY SAMREH OSBORNE ON JUN 14, 2016 Playing baseball every summer and volleyball every winter, Diane Reader Jones has a great love for all of her hobbies, but especially for volunteering with Save the Mothers. This [...]

Game Changers: Where Would our World be without Them?

By | 2017-01-11T15:16:09+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Book Release, News|

They are the visionaries, bold, bright, brash and creative. They innovate, think outside the box, and forever alter the way things are done. Game changers recognize the truth of the adage that, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” Game changers believe—they know—deep down in the very deepest, downest [...]

May 2016

April 2016

A Family Affair

By | 2017-01-11T15:16:09+00:00 April 8th, 2016|News|

Every one of us, started life in the womb of our mother. And whether your mother was someone you want to celebrate – or someone who failed to live up to all she could have been – she gave you life. And life is worth celebrating! So this Mother’s Day weekend – consider involving the [...]

January 2016