Posts Tagged ‘savingmothers’

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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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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Woman of The Week: Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes

Elizabeth Hughes started the first women’s college in Rwanda! She is an extraordinary individual who has worked to ensure that both men and women have the same chances to succeed. In an interview with MSNBC she stated that sixty-eight percent of her students are the first women in their family to graduate college. Women in…

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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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Teaching Cooperadoras in the DR

This week our own Cofounder and President of Saving Mothers, Dr. Tara Shirazian, went to the Dominican Republic to teach cooperadoras, or community health workers, about pap smears and gynecological issues for women!

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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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National Women's Health Week

It is #NationalWomensHealthWeek. We not only want to dedicate this week to the individuals that have devoted their lives to reducing disparities in health care for women, but also to the many women who still face significant disparities in accessing basic health care. It is these women whom Saving Mothers fights for every single day.

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