Posts Tagged ‘health’

Meet Josefa Damian Coquix

What is your name and position at Saving Mothers? Josefa Damian Coquix Clinical Educator Why did you join Saving Mothers? I wanted to find a way to support my community by helping to lower the maternal mortality rate. I wanted to help save the lives of mothers and their babies How long have you been…

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Meet Concepcion Mendoza Sosof

What is your name and position at Saving Mothers? Concepcion Mendoza Sosof Program Coordinator and Lead Educator Why did you join Saving Mothers? I really loved the idea of working with and supporting the comadronas in our community so I was excited when I heard about the School of POWHER. How long have you been…

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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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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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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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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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The After Life of Soap

Saving Mothers provides women in developing nations with safe birth kits for labor. In these birth kits, there are items such as soap to provide for a clean and safe delivery. We want to thank the various hotels that have donated soap to our organization. These hotels include the Maritime Hotel, Hotel Elysee, Viceroy Central…

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National Safe Motherhood Day

It’s National Safe Motherhood Day. On this day we recognize the 343,000 women in developing nations that die during childbirth each year because of unsafe and unsanitary conditions. It’s time we invest in maternal health.    

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2nd Week of the School of POWHER

WEEK 2 of our fourth School of POWHER Program in Guatemala: This class is the reproductive anatomy class our local staff loves to do every year as it speaks about reproductive anatomy, sex, and orgasms; all topics never spoken about publicly or privately in Guatemala. Most women Saving Mothers encounters and works with have never…

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