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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 [...]

April 2017

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 [...]

January 2017

Adventures of the Visitors – Part 2

By | 2017-01-27T12:29:25+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Breastfeeding, East Africa, Master of Public Health Leadership, Vision Trip|

New MPHL graduate Ruth, with husband Philip, and newborn Tirzah, whom she delivered the night before.   While in Mukono celebrating with the new Save the Mothers Masters of Public Health Leadership (MPHL) graduates, we had the opportunity to visit with and learn more about some of the newest STM Game Changers. Midwife Connie enthused [...]

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 [...]