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Birth of a Mother

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Written by Samantha Sarra - Shanti Uganda Supporter The birth of my daughter was the most precious gift I have ever received.  It took 40 weeks of pregnancy and 36 hours of labour to get that one perfect moment that was the first time I held my baby in my arms.  During the agonizing journey of active labour, one thought kept strengthening me through each contraction.   A sense of sisterly solidarity with all the other birthing mothers around the world at that very moment.   If they can do it, I can do it, I told myself.  In the weeks following...

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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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Volunteer your Web Skills

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Shanti Uganda is Re-branding!  And we are looking for some volunteers to help us Re-develop our Website! PUT YOUR WEB DEVELOPMENT SKILLS TO A GOOD CAUSE! www.shantiuganda.org Email: bella@shantiuganda.org Do you have web skills to share and help a Canadian charity supporting maternal health, community development and women with HIV in rural Uganda? We are looking for one, two or a few people to help us re-design our website to launch with our new logo and colors.   We hope this will help improve our web presence and use of our e-commerce store.  We have started working on this process and...

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