Shanti Uganda and Budondo Intercultural Center Join Forces!

Dear Friends of Shanti Uganda, For the last 11 years, Shanti Uganda has been reducing preventable maternal mortality in Uganda using our unique collaborative care model. Our programs have contributed to the health and well-being of women, mothers, babies and families, and changed the face of maternal health in a country where 16 mothers die […]

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Connie’s Doula Training Journey

“Some of the best moments in life will be the ones you didn’t expect, with people you haven’t met yet, and in places you didn’t know existed.” Why I wanted to learn how to be a doula Volunteering on the Board of Shanti Uganda for the past 3 years has changed my life. I have […]

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Life as an Intern

As I sat down to write this blog, I was hit with a reality: I have only two weeks left before leaving this beautiful place. I arrived in Uganda in early October, and now, my fourth-month term as a Shanti Intern is coming to an end. I remember that when I first arrived, many people […]

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Shamim’s Story

“I choose to have my babies at Shanti because of the amazing midwives. They take good care of us mothers compared to the facility where I had my first child. The Birth House also has a good environment; it’s quiet and it makes the whole birthing process more comfortable. Shanti Birth House fees are also […]

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We’re Expanding!

After months of fundraising, planning, and anxiously waiting, we broke ground on our Birth House expansion last month.  Thanks to the support of generous donors and a grant from LUSH Cosmetics North America, this new building will house additional birth suites, postnatal beds, and more. The Shanti Uganda Birth House and Learning Centre opened its […]

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Menstruation, Education, Entrepreneurship, and Changing the World

This month we have a special guest post from amazing Hannah, a teen from Kelowna, B.C. interested in menstrual hygiene and access to education for girls across the world, and who is making reusable pads for our Teen Health and Education Program.     Hi everybody! My name is Hannah, I’m 15 years old, and […]

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Read our Final Propelling Motherhood Report

In partnership with Grand Challenges Canada and The Firelight Group, we’re proud to present the final findings for our 1 year pilot project, Propelling Motherhood. Download the PDF below to access the research findings. Propelling Motherhood – Final Report Download PDF […]

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Sister Josephine’s Calling

  This month as we celebrate 10 Years of Shanti Uganda, we would like to share the incredible journey of Sister Josephine, our Head Midwife. Her career in midwifery has spanned four decades and has transformed into a legacy of care for mothers in Uganda within her own family. Two of her sons, Peter and […]

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10 Years of Volunteers: Volunteers Make our Impact Possible

  Over 10 years we’ve welcomed 86 volunteers in Uganda and countless volunteers in Canada who have performed over 27,967 volunteer hours! Interns in our program have executed communications, programs and monitoring and evaluation, and research. Our professional volunteer program has hosted dozens of volunteer midwives, supporting Shanti staff with daily operations at the Birth House. […]

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10 Years of Doulas: Flora’s Love

Shanti loves doulas! We were founded by a doula, we work with doulas, and we spend one week every year collaborating with doulas during our training retreats. The work they do—the emotional and physical support they provide before, during and after birth—fits perfectly within Shanti’s holistic model of care, and their positive impact on empowering […]

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Propelling Motherhood: One Year Later

After a successful year of impact, our Propelling Motherhood Project has come to an end. We cannot thank our amazing Village Health Team members, boda drivers and support staff enough for their hard work and dedication to this project. We surpassed our original goal to serve 480 women—in the end reaching 496—making a total of […]

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#10YearsofDads – Fred’s Story

This Father’s Day, we want to share with you more about one of our favorite Shanti dads. Fred is the Field Coordinator and driver at Shanti Uganda, and more importantly, he is a fantastic story teller. His perspective, born of many career changes and embedded in recent Ugandan history, offers insight into some of the […]

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