“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Written by volunteer midwife Julia Hagedorn It is one of my last days at the beautiful Shanti Uganda birth center. Suzan, a first time mom to be, is labouring in the sheds of the garden, surrounded by singing birds and the always shining Ugandan sun. I am so proud to see one of our passionate, skilled and committed midwives being with her and giving her some ideas about positions that... read more

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 I curiously asked Sister... read more

Fuel your Passion- Join Shanti Uganda’s 2014 Doula/Midwifery Training

Written by a midwifery student who participated in Shanti Uganda's Doula Training in 2013.   I was one of the very fortunate women to travel to Shanti last October with Jane and I cannot express in words how transformative, humbling, and amazing the trip was. When I first learned about the trip my heart almost leapt out of my chest because I knew it was the opportunity I had been long... read more

Becoming a Birth Partner

Published with the permission from Birth Partner, Nicolette JacobszIMG_0219   I am so glad I can be of some help to moms in Uganda. I am from South Africa origin... read more

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 an achievement worth celebrating. In admiration of all our courageous mothers, Shanti Uganda declares Ma... read more

Becoming a Birth Partner

Published with permission from Birth Partner, Cathy Rose DSCN0994I have just signed up to be a birth partner.  I am doing this to honour my mother, Adelia Rose, who sp... read more

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 pad making to navigating healthy relationships, and everything in between affecting the health of young women in Uganda.

Positions of Change

Written by Julia Hagedorn, volunteer midwife from Germany 

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world!” -Nelson Mandela- ???????????????????????????????