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November 2017

Blood

By | 2017-11-27T09:50:08+00:00 November 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 [...]

Cultivating leaders for development and aid

By | 2017-11-13T11:38:40+00:00 November 13th, 2017|East Africa, leadership, Master of Public Health Leadership|

Jess Huston (pictured above in the striped shirt at her "Farewell" party with colleagues from Save the Mothers) worked as a program intern with Save the Mothers in Uganda during the 2016/17 academic year. In this blog post, she reflects on the value of cultivating and equipping leaders as a means of doing development and [...]

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 [...]

February 2017

Radio – and maternal health

By | 2017-02-10T14:14:21+00:00 February 10th, 2017|East Africa, maternal health, Uganda, World Radio Day|

Technology used for a community radio broadcast in rural Uganda.  Monday, February 13, 2017 is World Radio Day. In honour of the day, Save the Mothers Interns Fortunate Kagumaho and Jess Huston put together the following report. Uganda is among the fastest developing countries in the east African region with a population of 39-million. Yet, the maternal [...]