What we do

Law

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.

Education

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.

Media

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)

Students

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

Students and Alumni (Change Agents)

Students and graduates of STM East Africa’s MPHL program are making a difference as champions and agents of change in their communities.

Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (MBFHI)

Save the Mother East Africa, recognizes the great need to ensure that quality health care for all mothers is available. This is in relation to poor maternal and child health indicators across the East African states.

In response to this Save the Mothers East Africa launched the Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (MBFHI). This initiative mobilized STM graduates as advocates and advisors for safe motherhood to work in partnership with 12 hospitals in Uganda.

Save the Mothers in collaboration with the advisors use an assessment tool to identify gaps and work with hospital staff and key stakeholders to identify solutions to address the gaps in the hospitals. The advisors also conduct support visits to the hospitals. Some of the improvements in the respective sites include procuring hospital supplies and equipment, setting up High Dependence Units in the maternity wards, installation of rain water harvest system for one of sites.

 

Save the Mothers

Uganda Christian University
Bishop Road
P.O. Box 4, Mukono, Uganda

Telephone:+256 312 350 800 /840
Email Us: savethermothers@ucu.ac.ug OR mimmutabazi@gmail.com
University Web: www.ucu.ac.ug

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