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Save the Mothers

  • By: Jean Chamberlain Froese
  • In: Encyclopedia of Motherhood
  • Edited by: Andrea O'Reilly
  • Subject:Sociology of Gender, Parenting, Maternal Health

While broader public awareness of maternal mortality around the globe been raised through advocacy organizations such as the White Ribbon Alliance, maternal mortality remains largely an underreported story. Still, it is a core indicator of the general well-being of a nation. One organization taking a multi-faceted approach is Save the Mothers, a master's program in public health leadership. Started in Uganda in 2005, Save the Mothers follows a multisectoral model that is similar to the model that was successful in Uganda to reduce its rate of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS): develop indigenous leaders from within. Politicians, journalists, faith leaders, and community activists are among those who are now being trained to lead change.

Maternal Mortality Worldwide

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