Thursday at Shanti

Written by Julia Keast, Monitoring and Evaluations Intern There is nothing better than being at Shanti Uganda’s birth center on a Thursday. On any given Thursday you will likely find Flora, Shanti’s traditional birth attendant, leading a pre-natal yoga class, […]

Birth is not painful. Women are strong.

Written by volunteer Monitoring and Evaluations intern Julia Keast   “Ekyama kyetulina mu buwangwa bwaffe kiri nti okuzaaia tekuiuma wabuia abakyaia bamaanyi” This quote greets clients and visitors as they enter Shanti Uganda’s reception area, and when I first arrived […]

Becoming a Birth Partner

Published with the permission from Birth Partner, Nicolette Jacobsz   I am so glad I can be of some help to moms in Uganda. I am from South Africa originally, trained there as a physician but followed my husband to Canada […]

Join Shanti Uganda in Celebrating #MothersMonth

By May 11th, midwives at the Shanti Uganda Birth Centre in Luwero will have safely and lovingly supported nearly 500 mothers give birth to healthy babies. In a country that loses 16 mothers everyday due to preventable birth related complications that is […]

Becoming a Birth Partner

Published with permission from Birth Partner, Cathy Rose I have just signed up to be a birth partner.  I am doing this to honour my mother, Adelia Rose, who spent her entire working life providing postnatal care at St. Mary’s […]

Something Inspiring

By Cara Stephenson- Monitoring and Evaluations Intern Shanti Uganda held our Teen Girls Workshop during the September school holidays. As usual, the girls engaged and enjoyed the sessions we gave on an a vast array of topics, varying from reusable […]