Archive for April 2017

Woman of The Week: Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes

Elizabeth Hughes started the first women’s college in Rwanda! She is an extraordinary individual who has worked to ensure that both men and women have the same chances to succeed. In an interview with MSNBC she stated that sixty-eight percent of her students are the first women in their family to graduate college. Women in…

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DR Vaccination Program Began

The Dominican Republic’s government, with the support of both the Ministry of Health and Education, launched a campaign on Monday to vaccinate about 200,000 schoolgirls between the ages of 9-10 against the human papillomavirus (HPV). This campaign began as a result of the work conducted by Saving Mothers. Saving Mothers has been working directly with…

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A Malaria Vaccine!

The world’s first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries – Ghana, Kenya and Malawi – starting in 2018! The vaccine needs to be given four times – once a month for three months and then a fourth dose 18 months later. The pilot will involve more than 750,000 children aged between five…

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Teaching Cooperadoras in the DR

This week our own Cofounder and President of Saving Mothers, Dr. Tara Shirazian, went to the Dominican Republic to teach cooperadoras, or community health workers, about pap smears and gynecological issues for women!

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Woman of the Week: Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks was a poor black tobacco farmer born in 1920 who became ill with cervical cancer when she was in her thirties. In 1951, her cells were taken from her cervix without her knowledge. On October 4th, 1951, Henrietta passed away from late stage cervical cancer. These cells are now called HeLa, the most…

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National Women's Health Week

It is #NationalWomensHealthWeek. We not only want to dedicate this week to the individuals that have devoted their lives to reducing disparities in health care for women, but also to the many women who still face significant disparities in accessing basic health care. It is these women whom Saving Mothers fights for every single day.

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Saving Mothers Events

Upcoming Saving Mothers Events: The LALM Jam Session to benefit Saving Mothers Free admission, donations to Saving Mothers Sunday, April 23rd, 7:30-11pm 151 Bleecker St, NY 125 Years of Women at Brown Conference Featuring Saving Mothers For Brown Alumni Friday, May 5th- Sunday May 7th Providence, RI Chipotle Fundraiser, Proceeds to Saving Mothers Sunday, May…

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4th Week of the School of POWHER

From our local staff member Jes, who created the School of POWHER program: “Saving Mothers staff is teaching blood pressure measurement, a technical skill, to women considered to be unteachable because they are indigenous, “uneducated”, and women. This photo definitely captures them in their natural element learning such a western practice. It is what I…

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Honor Your Mother by Saving Another

Its about that time! At Saving Mother’s we believe that no woman should die giving life, and we’ve made it our goal to combat preventable maternal mortality worldwide. This Mother’s Day you can help our efforts overseas by purchasing one of our beautiful Mother’s Day ECards to send to your mother. All proceeds from our…

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Woman of the Week: Rigoberta Menchú Tum

An indigenous Guatemalan woman of the K’iche’ branch of the Mayan culture, Rigoberta Menchú has dedicated her life to promoting the rights of indigenous peoples. She became active in the women’s rights movement as a teenager and later was a prominent workers’ rights advocate. In 1992 she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition…

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