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Archive for May 2017

A New Vaginal Ring

A New Vaginal Ring as HIV Prevention and Contraceptive — This new ring slowly and concurrently releases two drugs, Dapivirine, an antiretroviral drug that prevents HIV by blocking the virus’s ability to replicate itself inside a healthy cell, and Levonorgestrel, a contraceptive hormone. “Women’s sexual and reproductive health needs do not exist in isolation, and…

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Meet Maria Candelaria

Our Guatemala School of POWHER for comadronas is on its fourth session. Every Monday hear from one of our local staff members on what they have to say about working for the school: What is your name and position at Saving Mothers? Maria Candelaria Lopez Culan Assistant Educator Why did you join Saving Mothers? I…

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Update from Guatemala

This year the School of POWHER is being run by its very own graduates from the 2014 class in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. Today Maritza traveled to the remote village of Panyebar to teach the women on warning signs in pregnancy at the local government health post. Increasing health literacy one community at…

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Live from the Brown Event with Dr. Shirazian

Live from the 125 Years of Women at Brown Conference: Cofounder and President of Saving Mothers, Dr. Tara Shirazian! Dr. Shirazian is the President and Medical Director of Saving Mothers. She is also the Director of Global Women’s Health in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at NYU Langone Medical Center, and currently…

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Jes Oliviera: Keynote Speaker For Seton Hall University

A shoutout to our Guatemala Program Director Jes Oliviera. Jes was chosen to be the keynote speaker at Seton Hall University’s Leadership Event speaking about the skills that PAs need in order to be successful healthcare leaders in their local and global communities (see the flyer below). Jes is phenomenal. She is a Faculty Practice…

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Woman of the Week: Joan Dunlop

We celebrate the accomplishments of Joan Dunlop in advancing women’s rights. Joan Dunlop, was a British women’s health advocate and activist and the first president of the International Women’s Health Coalition. Ms. Dunlop devoted herself to expanding women’s rights to control their own bodies. She worked at the Population Council, with Rockefeller, helping to broaden…

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Saving Mothers is Published

We are very excited to announce that Saving Mothers was featured in “The Week Magazine”! AND we are pleased to announce that the manuscript “How a Training Program in Rural Guatemala is Transforming the Role of Traditional Birth Attendants from Cultural Practitioners to Unique Healthcare Providers” created by Dr. Tara Shirazian (Cofounder and President of SM), Sasha Hernandez (SM Research Fellow…

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