Our Mission…The mission of Life for Mothers is to reduce maternal/neonatal mortality in developing countries using a holistic strategy that encompasses health system strengthening and women's empowerment.
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Monday, February 7th, 2011 After I finally arrived in Uganda (arrival delayed due to the cancellation of BA flight), I met with Dr. Francis Kigongo, District Health Officer (DHO), that evening in Kampala. It was my first meeting with him … Continue reading
Below are numerous photos I’ve taken since my arrival in Kampala, Uganda on February 7th. So far, twenty-five Village Health Teams have been chosen and their orientation has begun. The pilot project is going smoothly and I will send regular … Continue reading
An IRIN News article entitled “Pakistan: Short Training for Women Workers Goes Far in Saving Newborns’ Lives.” According to a study in The Lancet, in regions that “Lady Health Workers” with only short- term training were present still births decreased by … Continue reading
David Kato, a gay activist in Uganda spoke out aggressively against the “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” which recommends the death penalty when homosexual behavior is confirmed. The bill also imposes fines on men and women who do not choose to reveal themselves … Continue reading
The film “Protection” follows men from three African countries as they confront the threat of HIV/AIDS and respond to various social forces, including parental and community guidance and peer pressure, as they decide whether to use condoms on a regular … Continue reading
Please remember to click, share, and contribute to our IndieGoGo campaign. We’re raising money specifically to buy mountain bikes for our community health workers, who have to brave the rough terrain of rural Uganda. Go to IndieGoGo to donate! Thanks!
For those who didn’t attend the fundraiser and want to learn more about Life for Mothers, and for those who did attend but would like to review some of the points Dr. Harry made during his presentation, here’s the updated … Continue reading
Here are some photos of our cocktail launch party/fundraiser at AllianceBernstein on December 13th. They were taken during Dr. Harry Strulovici’s presentation. Thank you to all who attended and contributed!
Life for Mothers just started a fund-/awareness-raising campaign on IndieGoGo.com. The more activity we have on our campaign page, the higher our likelihood of being featured on the IndieGoGo homepage. Please help us get the word out about Life for … Continue reading