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June 2017

Snapshot of a group visit

By | 2017-06-16T12:19:04+00:00 June 16th, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, Uganda|

Visitors from The People’s Church Toronto joined the Save the Mothers Team, on a visit to Masters of Public Health Leadership Grad Ivan Tibenkana in Budondo Sub-county, to speak about his leadership in the community and advocacy for safe motherhood. A group of five women from People’s Church Canada visited Save the Mothers East Africa [...]

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 [...]

May 2017

Fistula; in Uganda, it’s not a foreign word

By | 2017-05-05T13:01:31+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  Patients and nurses of the fistula ward at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Uganda, including, at far left the young "daughter on the ward," and at back, third from right, STM's Academic Director Dr. Justus Barageine, fistula surgeon.    Fistula. To most inhabitants of the Global North, the word is foreign. To Dr. Justus Barageine, Save [...]

Children’s piggy bank saves mothers

By | 2017-04-24T11:18:11+00:00 May 5th, 2017|East Africa, maternal health, Uganda|

At Save the Mothers, we believe in the power of the individual donation, so we encourage people young and old to get creative in their ideas about how to raise funds that can be used to improve the health of vulnerable women and children. Hundreds of individuals are gearing up to Take Steps to Deliver [...]

April 2017

World Malaria Day and Save the Mothers

By | 2017-04-24T12:29:39+00:00 April 24th, 2017|East Africa, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, News, Uganda, World Malaria Day|

A mother waits at a rural Ugandan hospital for treatment for her baby boy, who has malaria. Did you know? April 25 is World Malaria Day (WMD). Malaria is a parasitic infection that attacks a person's red blood cells. Malaria is caused by parasites that are transmitted through the bites of infected mosquitoes. It is one [...]

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 [...]

March 2017

Getting to know: Miriam Mutabazi

By | 2017-02-22T12:42:29+00:00 March 31st, 2017|East Africa, maternal health, maternal mortality, Profile|

Late last year, Save the Mothers (STM) announced the beginning of a whole new era in our work in East Africa. Plans were revealed for STM founder and executive director Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese to return to Canada, and for local leadership in East Africa to step into her role there, in order that they [...]

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

Life-changing internship

By | 2017-02-24T11:09:33+00:00 February 24th, 2017|East Africa, hospitals, Internship, Master of Public Health Leadership, maternal health, maternal mortality, Uganda|

Save the Mothers Program Intern 2016-17 Beka Bushby meets Master of Public Health Leadership graduate Ivan Tibenkana in Jinja, Uganda.   I have always had a passion for caring for those who are vulnerable and marginalized in society, both within Canada and globally. In 2013 I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and [...]

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 [...]