Every Mother Counts Founder, Christy Turlington Burns Visits the Shanti Uganda Birth House

We’ve been following the work of Every Mother Counts since they began in 2010 and were thrilled to have the opportunity to have founder, Christy Turlington Burns visit the Shanti Uganda Birth House this November.

Every Mother Counts was founded by Christy Turlington Burns after she completed her first documentary film, “No Woman, No Cry”.  They are an advocacy and mobilization campaign to increase education and support for maternal mortality reduction globally. Every Mother Counts seeks to engage new audiences to better understand the challenges and the solutions while encouraging them to take action to improve the lives of girls and women worldwide.


Meeting Ritah, our Agriculturalist

A few months back we were contacted by Executive Director, Erin Thornton about setting up a visit. Christy and Erin were on their way to Uganda to visit one of their existing projects and we were able to organize a day for them to visit the Shanti Uganda Birth House and meet with our staff.

With a new mama & babe in the postnatal room

 After touring through the Birth House and gardens and spending some time with a new mama and the women in Shanti Uganda’s Women’s Income Generating Group, Christy wrote about her experience on the Every Mother Counts Blog.

Learning about the local herbs & plants used at the Birth House

“There isn’t much that hasn’t been carefully and mindfully considered here at Shanti. As we support the goal to reduce maternal and infant mortality in Uganda, such examples of compassionate care, a supported and appreciated staff and of course satisfied customers, must be noted because we won’t get there without them” – Christy Turlington Burns, Every Mother Counts Founder. Read More Here…

We’re looking forward to our continued dialogue with Every Mother Counts and sharing with you the amazing work they do around the world!

Shanti Uganda's Project Coordinator, Agriculturalist and Head Midwife with Every Mother Counts Founder
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