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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 [...]

Meet Rogers Mandu, student

By |2018-02-14T11:33:33+00:00February 14th, 2018|East Africa, hospitals, male involvement, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, Student profile, Uganda|

Rogers Mandu, 33, is a social scientist. A student in the Ugandan class of the Save the Mothers Master of Public Health Leadership program, he is in his second year of study. Fortunate Kagumaho interviewed Rogers about why he joined the program, and how he hopes to use his education to help bring about change [...]

January 2018

A mother to mothers

By |2018-01-19T09:06:18+00:00January 19th, 2018|East Africa, Internship, maternal health, Uganda|

Save the Mothers' Dr. Eve Nakabembe (pictured at left), consults with a young mother at Uganda's Mubende Hospital. In a deeply personal reflection below, Save the Mothers' Program Intern Marissa Ware offers insights into different cultural attitudes surrounding motherhood today. As a young woman professional working in maternal health, I am frequently asked when I [...]

Alumni in Action: Richard Mulindwa

By |2018-01-05T10:51:22+00:00January 5th, 2018|East Africa, leadership, male involvement, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, Profile, Uganda, Uncategorized|

While interning with Save the Mothers (STM), Ananya Parasor had a chance meeting with STM alumnus Richard Mulindwa. They had a long talk about his time with STM and his current work (as a community development officer and running a non-profit organization). Ananya also asked Richard about his involvements since graduating from STM, (Uganda Class [...]

December 2017

A “camp” unlike any other: The Kamuli Fistula Camp

By |2018-05-23T16:07:22+00:00December 13th, 2017|East Africa, Fistula, hospitals, maternal health, Uganda|

Women wait for fistula surgery at the Kamuli Mission Hospital in Uganda.    Earlier this month, I visited a “Fistula Camp” run at Kamuli Mission Hospital with support from the Ugandan Ministry of Health, Fistula Care Plus project, USAID, and EngenderHealth. One of Save the Mothers’ staff—surgeon Dr. Justus Barageine—was providing care to patients there, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

October 2017

Meet Save the Mothers’ student, Janet Apio

By |2017-10-30T15:15:09+00:00October 30th, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, Master of Public Health Leadership, Student profile, Uganda|

Janet Apio is in her second year of studies in the Master of Public Health Leadership program. While working as a nursing assistant, she completed an undergraduate degree in Environmental Management and now works as an Environmental Officer in her rural community. STM: Janet, tell us why you decided to enroll in the Save the [...]

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 [...]