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Shanti Uganda — director

Annual Safe Motherhood Day - Luweero

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*Blog post by Shanti Uganda volunteer Lauren of her experiences in Uganda*                         Safe Motherhood Uganda is a yearly event put on by the Ugandan Ministry of Health, along with dozens of other NGO, governmental, and local organizations all dedicated to health and wellness that somehow intersects maternal healthcare. This year it was held in Luweero district, and in fact, the events were held in the futball field around the corner from the Shanti Uganda volunteer house! A collaboration of folks from around Uganda began preparing the previous through a series of meetings and...

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Stories From the Field - Project Coordinator Sadie St. Denis

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‘It’s a Woman’s World’ On Saturday September 10th, the ladies from the Shanti Uganda crew, including Ssanyu, Joy, Florence, baby Honey and myself, boarded a bus carrying midwives from the US, Australia, Kenya, and elsewhere, bound for Acholi land in the far Northern region of Amuru, Uganda. Shanti Uganda had been invited to attend the first annual International Midwives’ Symposium hosted by Earth Birth in Northern Uganda. Earth Birth is a traditional birthing centre and community space situated on 20 acres of land outside of Atiak, Arumu District, near the border of South Sudan. It was founded and is run...

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Job Posting: Seeking Development Director

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Shanti Uganda improves infant and maternal health, provides safe women-centered care and supports birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda. This 30 hour/week position is based in Vancouver and commences May 16th.  Working closely with the Executive Director, the DD builds and implements the organization’s fund development activities, recruits and supervises volunteers to support these objectives and ensures that the organizations resource requirements are achieved.  Please send a resume, cover letter and 2 references to bella@shantiuganda.org by March 31st, 2011. Click here for complete posting

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