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Feature: Lori Hawkins, a documentary photographer

Last March, Lori travelled with the Saving Mothers team to West Pokot, Kenya and she documented her experience. This summer her photographs were exhibited at Photoville. Here we feature her to get a better sense of her career and what she captured while on the ground with our team. Hawkins was drawn to the field…

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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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Meet Jessica Oliveira

What is your name and position at Saving Mothers? Jessica Oliveira, Guatemala Program Director, Founder of the School of POWHER Why did you join Saving Mothers? At the time, I had gone on a few global health surgical trips which exposed me to travel, culture, and the disparities women in developing worlds live with. Then…

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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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