eRangers Arrived!

It’s official–the eRangers are in Uganda. They arrived yesterday. We are still in the process of finalizing transport details, but they should tentatively be transported to Ibulanku Health Center this Friday or next Monday! This is an exciting day for Safe Mothers, Safe Babies—and we extend a hearty “thank you” for everyone who has helped us reach this point. More to follow soon (with pictures).

Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day from Safe Mothers, Safe Babies! Today we encourage you to reflect on all the women in your life that makes it what it is today. Without mothers, sisters, wives, daughters, grandmothers, aunts, and friends, our lives would be lonely! Thank you to all the special women who have helped us individually and as an organization!
Below are members of Kalalu Women’s Voice, the first Kalalu community-formed club exclusively for women to discuss reproductive health and undertake projects to improve it. In Uganda, International Women’s Day Celebration activities are just wrapping up. The festivities include song and dance performances, KAMEDE men’s club debate about “how many wives and children are the best number to have,” immunizations, malaria education, mosquito net distribution, and other health screenings. Check back in the next week for pictures of the event.

Erin Glueckert in Uganda!

Safe Board Member Erin Glueckert is safely in Uganda! Amongst other things, she will be attending the first “Women’s Day Celebration” that SAFE and Buyanga Sub-County have organized in partnership. It will feature the official launch of KAMEDE (Kalalu Men’s Development), a community-wide debate about the relationship between the number of wives and children and economic viability/health of a family, performances by Kalalu Women’s Group, and a health fair including immunizations, antenatal care, malaria prevention education, and a mosquito net outreach. Check back at the end of next weeks for information on how many people attended and for pictures of the event.

eRangers Arriving: After 2 years of working with local medical professionals and Rotary International Districts #7210 and #9200, the eRangers are arriving this month. For more information on the eRanger Motorcycle Ambulance Program, visit www.safemotherssafebabies.org