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 [...]

July 2016

When Culture Kills

By | 2017-01-11T15:16:08+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Student profile, Tanzania|

A second-year student in the Save the Mothers program, Festo Kagoma has, like most East Africans, known the tragedy of maternal death. He knew it early; as the fourth child in a family of six, Festo was named for an older brother who died of umbilical cord tetanus within days of delivery. Born and raised [...]