What we do

Spheres of Influence

At Save the Mothers (STM) we believe a multi-disciplinary approach is needed to save some of the 303,000 mothers and three million children who die in the developing world annually due to unsafe childbirth. The burden falls on more than just health professionals; simply building more hospitals and clinics is not the solution. The societies in which mothers live need to be awakened and changed from within. There are five important spheres of influence, along with health care, that have a direct impact on the number of mothers dying


In many developing countries women have no voice and are denied basic rights during their pregnancy. We encourage politicians and lawyers to enter the STM program to improve laws in their countries and ensure that mothers have basic rights. As William Wilberforce rescued slaves from the slave trade in the early 1800’s through the passing of abolition laws in British Parliament, STM works for new laws that ensure mothers receive the care they need during pregnancy.


One excellent way to spread a message is through the education system. We recruit educational leaders who are impacting young minds throughout the schools.

Social Services

In developing countries, change often occurs at the grassroots level through passionate social workers and community activists. We mobilize professionals in social services and equip them to spread the message to their communities.


Journalists help ensure that our message is spread to the widest possible audiences via newsprint radio and television. We equip media professionals to tell the story of mothers dying, and to share how to prevent it from happening.

Faith Communities

Religious leaders play a very important role in both providing and reinforcing positive health behaviours for mothers and their children. Many communities are much more likely to listen to advice of the minister/priest/imam before following the directions of a medical doctor. These religious leaders are being trained in the STM program to educate and empower their communities to improve maternal health. (Picture of STM at all saints church)


We congratulate those who completed their research and have successfully defended their work at the School of Research and Postgraduate Studies.

Beyond MPHL Program – alumni change projects

STMEA in collaboration with Uganda Christian University, trains MPHL students to become game changers to promote safe motherhood using their spheres of influence. Many MPHL alumni are implementing change projects in their communities.

RMNCAH Conference #Save the Mothers

#STMEARMNCAH Conference 2022 #NoMotherOrChildShouldDie 
Over 170 conference delegates gathered physically at Nkoyoyo Hall, Uganda Christian University (UCU), and online. Delegates were from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the USA, Canada among others. The Guest of honour was Hon Margaret Muhanga, State Min of Primary Health Care, Uganda. She attended online and was represented at Nkoyoyo Hall- UCU by Dr Jesca Nsungwa, Commissioner Maternal and Child Health, Ministry of Health.


Save the Mothers

Uganda Christian University
Plot 67-173, Mukono Hill,
Bishop Tucker Road
P.O. Box 4, Mukono, Uganda
Email Us: EAdirector@savethemothers.org


Save the Mothers promotes maternal health in the developing world through education, public awareness and advocacy. Based in Uganda and North America, Save The Mothers is part of a global movement to improve the health of mothers and babies.