Posts Tagged ‘WomensHealth’

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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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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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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Saving Mothers Events

Upcoming Saving Mothers Events: The LALM Jam Session to benefit Saving Mothers Free admission, donations to Saving Mothers Sunday, April 23rd, 7:30-11pm 151 Bleecker St, NY 125 Years of Women at Brown Conference Featuring Saving Mothers For Brown Alumni Friday, May 5th- Sunday May 7th Providence, RI Chipotle Fundraiser, Proceeds to Saving Mothers Sunday, May…

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4th Week of the School of POWHER

From our local staff member Jes, who created the School of POWHER program: “Saving Mothers staff is teaching blood pressure measurement, a technical skill, to women considered to be unteachable because they are indigenous, “uneducated”, and women. This photo definitely captures them in their natural element learning such a western practice. It is what I…

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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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What makes Saving Mothers different?

What makes Saving Mothers different then other nonprofits? 1) We create sustainable programs in developing nations, training local healthcare providers on safe pregnancy and delivery 2) We are trained physicians and global health experts 3) We conduct research on our programming, ensuring that we are creating the most effective programs abroad 4) We have formed…

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Almost half of U.S. Adults have HPV

Almost half of U.S. adults have HPV, the virus responsible for causing genital warts and cervical cancer, and the most commonly sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. Know your body, advance your health. Read the full article here: http://time.com/4727871/human-papillomavirus-hpv-sti/

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