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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 [...]

Introducing our new GHC Fellows

By | 2017-07-17T10:22:09+00:00 July 17th, 2017|East Africa, GHC Fellows, Profile|

Save the Mothers' new Global Health Corps Fellows for the 2017/18 academic year are, from left, Meredith Hutchins and Ivan Mwase. Save the Mothers is stronger and more effective thanks to partnerships. Quite simply, we couldn't do the work that we do - reaching out into communities large and small throughout East Africa - without [...]

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 [...]