‘Preventable maternal mortality and morbidity is a violation of women’s rights to life, health, equality and   non-discrimination. The time has come to treat this issue as a human rights violation, no less than torture, “disappearances,” arbitrary detention and prisoners of conscience.’ Mary Robinson, former UN Commissioner for Human Rights

International Women's Day Virtual Celebration: March 8, 2022, 7 P.M. EST

Join Save the Mothers as we host an inspiring, informative panel discussion on the question of:

"How Can We Make Maternal Health More Just?"

Admission is free, but registration is required to attend. Contact communications@savethemothers.org no later than March 8 5 P.M. EST for meeting link. We look forward to you joining us!

Featured Speakers

Dr. Miriam Mutabazi

Dr. Miriam Mutabazi, Save the Mothers' East Africa director, will deliver opening remarks and give us and update from Uganda.

Dr. Sara Cichowski

Dr. Cichowski specializes in caring for women with pelvic floor disorders such as prolapse, urinary incontinence and accidental bowel leakage. Her prior work experience includes several years working and teaching in a  rural Kenyan hospital and at the New Mexico Veteran's health administration where she studied sexual trauma and pelvic pain. She has had the privilege of caring, treating and surgically correcting obstetric fistulas with colleagues in Kenya, Malawi and Burundi. She presently is an Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University.

Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese

Co-founder, Save the Mothers

Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese M.D., is an internationally respected leader in the field of maternal health, and has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada in recognition of her commitment to saving the lives of women and babies in the developing world. An obstetrician and director of the International Women's Health Program at McMaster University, she has dedicated her life to making pregnancy and childbirth safer in the developing world.


Dr. Shaun Gillis

Shaun J. Gillis, MD, is a board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist. After graduating from Montana State University, she earned her medical degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine and complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital in New York. Dr. Gillis is a past president of the Montana Medical Association and has been active in the American Medical Association, both of which provided her with experience in patient advocacy. She is the board chair of Save the Mothers in the U.S. and is an advocate of making maternal health accessible to women in low income countries.

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