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 Mary what it meant. She laughed and said it meant “we […]

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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 3 years ago. A friend of mine had a beautiful yoga mat bag from Shanti […]

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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 May, […]

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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 Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario.  It was her calling.  My mother was great at her vocation. […]

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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 […]

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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- In February the awesome Shanti midwives attended my workshop about birth positions.  The staff was keen to get more knowledge about one of the most effective “exercises” you can use during labor, […]

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Memories from Uganda

Written by Bobby Bessey, B.Sc, Yoga Teacher, Doula  Over a year has passed since I was in Uganda and I’m very happy to say that I will be returning in the new year. From April 4th – 13th 2014, I will be instructing, along with local Ugandan midwives, the first ever Shakti Yoga Prenatal Teacher Training program at […]

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Thank you for an AMAZING 2013! Check out the Year-in-Review

Shanti Uganda has been blessed with an incredible year! We could not have done it without our amazing volunteers, donors, sponsors, supporters, partners, advisors, and friends! Here are just a few of the highlights of 2013!!   January- Shanti Uganda is selected as a Girl Effect partner!! Shanti Uganda’s Teen Girls Health and Empowerment program gives […]

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Working to Change Maternal Health

Written by Cara Stephenson, Intern  Shanti Uganda has phenomenal midwives. Any single one of them would be welcome to deliver my babies any day. However, the past few months have left me more in awe of one particular midwife than any other. Ssanyu Namuleme has become one of my closest friends in the past eight months, but […]

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