Posts by savingmothersblog
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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?…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More