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Saving Mothers Fellow in Weill Cornell Medicine Journal!

    Sasha Hernandez, a former fellow at Saving Mothers, current resident in OB/Gyn at NYU Langone Medical Center, and now a member of our medical board is featured in the summer edition of the Weill Cornell Medicine Journal! Sasha spent a year in Guatemala, working alongside comadronas, traditional Mayan birth attendant at the POWHER…

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Ultrasound Training and Use in West Pokot

       In March 2018, the team at Saving Mothers travelled to Kapenguria Hospital in West Pokot, Kenya to further the implementation of a maternal continuum of care for women living in rural areas. The trip marked a dramatic expansion of health services available in the region, as Dr. Tara Shirazian and Dr. Noel…

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Dr. Rachel Carroll's Experience Volunteering in Kenya

I recently had the opportunity and privilege of spending two weeks working at Kapenguria Hospital in Kenya through Saving Mothers. I returned from the trip with a mix of emotions – among them amazement mixed with sadness, overwhelming gratitude, and above all a greater desire to help. I am thankful now more than ever to…

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Meet Sasha Hernandez

What is your name and position at Saving Mothers? Sasha Hernandez, Research Fellow Why did you join Saving Mothers? As a future OB/Gyn dedicated to global health I decided that a year of on the ground work and experience would be the best way to truly understand the nuances of community health education in developing…

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Meet Yeshika Mendoza de Paz

What is your name and position at Saving Mothers? Yeshika Mendoza de Paz, Volunteer Coordinator & Lead Educator Why did you join Saving Mothers? I joined because of the love for my people and my community. With Saving Mothers I am helping the people that need it the most and I know I am helping…

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Meet Rosario Mendoza Sapalú

What is your name and position at Saving Mothers? Rosario Mendoza Sapalú Clinical Educator Why did you join Saving Mothers? I wanted to help the women in my community. How long have you been working for Saving Mothers? 4 years What has been the most life-changing experience for you in working for Saving Mothers? I…

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Meet Ana Maritza Lacan Petzey

What is your name and position at Saving Mothers? Ana Maritza Lacan Petzey, Clinical Educator Why did you join Saving Mothers? I wanted to help the women in my community. How long have you been working for Saving Mothers? 4 years What has been the most life-changing experience for you in working for Saving Mothers?…

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Friends, we need your help!

www.gofundme.com/savingmothers Childbirth should be a joyous occasion, but unfortunately for many women around the world it is an extremely risky and scary undertaking. More than 343,000 women in developing nations die during childbirth each year – a number Saving Mothers strives to reduce. In Kenya alone, the maternal mortality rate is 488 maternal deaths per…

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Weekly Update From Guatemala

Clinical Education: Josefa, Sasha, and Leah (on ground Saving Mothers Staff) visited the 2016 San Martin School of POWHER graduates to deliver gloves, prenatal vitamins, and continue their clinical education. Earthquake: Other than a bit of a scare, Josefa, Leah, and Sasha are all safe and well following a 6.6 magnitude earthquake that damaged the…

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Saludos desde Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala!

Saludos desde Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala! I am writing this post following my experience as a Saving Mothers volunteer on site in Guatemala. Not a single day has gone by since my return that I haven’t missed everything about being on ground- waking up to the sound of birds chirping, having beans for breakfast, the delicious…

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