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December 2017

What do curtains have to do with maternal health?

By | 2017-12-08T13:53:39+00:00 December 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+00:00 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 [...]

October 2017

Graduate – and game changer – Moses Kyangwa

By | 2017-10-13T10:27:52+00:00 October 13th, 2017|East Africa, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, maternal mortality, Profile, Student profile|

Moses Kyangwa is a public health scientist from Uganda's Busoga region. He graduated from Save the Mothers’ Master of Public Health Leadership program in October, 2015. Today, at 30 years of age, he remains enthusiastic about promoting maternal health and the overall well-being of women and children—particularly in rural Uganda where so many die of [...]

August 2017

The power of youth engagement

By | 2017-08-10T19:18:51+00:00 August 10th, 2017|International Youth Day|

The children of Triple P Primary School in Mukono, Uganda, sing and dance about safe motherhood. In time for International Youth Day on August 12, Save the Mothers program intern Jessica Huston blogs on the power of engaging young people in the issue of safe motherhood. What is the role of youth in maternal health? [...]

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 [...]

June 2017

Visiting STM in Uganda; part of doing my part

By | 2017-06-19T13:21:31+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Mothers wait outside an East African medical clinic to have their little ones immunized. Photo by: Margo Head Just over a year ago, while reviewing the itinerary my cousin Thom and his wife Dr. Jean had put together for our trip to Africa, Thom asked “Is there anything else you want to add?” Never having [...]

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 [...]

December 2016

Interns report on visit to Uganda’s largest hospital

By | 2016-12-16T13:09:50+00:00 December 16th, 2016|hospitals, maternal health, Uganda, Uncategorized|

Save the Mothers' executive director Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese stopped by for a visit, when the interns accompanied Dr. Eve Nakabembe to work at Uganda's largest hospital. Pictured above (from left) are: Dr. Jean, Jess Huston, Anne Cameron, Dr. Eve, Beka Bushby. The classic ‘take your child to work day’ was recently put into action [...]

November 2016

Meet a graduate: Jane Mulumba Nabunnya

By | 2017-01-11T15:16:08+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, maternal mortality, Student profile, Uganda|

Jane, 47, is a journalist and policy analyst who graduated from Save the Mothers’ Master of Public Health Leadership (MPHL) program in February. Communications Intern Fortunate Kagumaho brings us this interview.   Fortunate: Why did you decide to take the Save the Mothers’ MPHL? Jane: I wanted to be part of providing solutions to reduce [...]