Our Training Centre

The STM training centre

With the help of a Canadian donor and matching funds from UCU, in 2008 STM completed Mirembe Hall, the training and residential centre that now houses the program.
Mirembe Hall is now among UCU’s hallmark buildings.


Dr Jean Chamberlain Froese 
Executive Director

Dr. Eve Nakabembe
Academic Director

Teopista Agutu 
Networking Director

Julie Kawuba 

Fred and Christine 
Support Staff

STM East Africa also works with a team of two volunteers.

About the Founder – Dr Jean Chamberlain Froese

Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese is an internationally respected leader in the field of maternal health. An obstetrician and director of the International Women’s Health Program at McMaster University, she has dedicated her life to making pregnancy and childbirth safer in the developing world.
Prior to establishing Save the Mothers, Dr. Chamberlain Froese worked as an obstetrician in Yemen, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Pakistan where she was confronted with the tragic scourge of mothers dying from preventable causes. While working in Uganda she decided to tackle the problem of maternal mortality head on, but recognized that the complexities surrounding the issue demanded social and cultural change. Together with her Ugandan colleagues she founded Save the Mothers, an international non-profit organization that educates local leaders to become influencers for change for safe motherhood. In 2009, she was awarded the Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award, a prestigious national award by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for her work in improving maternal health around the world. In 2012 the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada awarded her the Prix d’Excellence for going “beyond the call of duty.”
Dr. Chamberlain Froese is married to journalist Thomas Froese, author of Ninety-Nine Windows: Reflections of a Reporter from Arabia to Africa to other Roads Less Travelled They have three children: Elizabeth, Jonathan and Hannah (a Ugandan girl they adopted in 2009). The family lives in Uganda for eight months a year and lives in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, annually from May to August.

Our Faculty

The following faculty members are listed in alphabetical order, along with the courses they teach:

  • Dr. Robert Alder – Research
  • Dr. Godwin Awio – Financial Management
  • Dr. Sam Biraro – Leadership
  • Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese – Safe Motherhood
  • Mr. Paul Kagwa – Communication Strategies, Women’s Health
  • Dr. Frank Kaharuza – Research Methods
  • Dr. Agnes Kiragga – Biostatistics
  • Mrs Catherine M. Kizza – Communication Strategies
  • Mrs. Lillian Luwaga – Behavioral Change
  • Dr. Anthony Mbonye – Policy
  • Dr. Florence Mirembe – Safe Motherhood & Research
  • Dr. Edward Mukooza – Leadership
  • Mr. Henry Mwebe – Law & Reproductive Health Rights
  • Dr. Eve Nakabembe – Safe Motherhood
  • Dr. Charles J. Okiria – Health Economic
  • Dr. Pius Okong – Safe Motherhood, Project Planning, Research, Reproductive Health Rights
  • Dr. Joel Okullo  Leadership
  • Dr. Sam Okuonzi – Leadership
  • Dr. Sam Okware – Public Health & Epidemiology
  • Dr. Olive Sentumbwe-Mugisa – Safe Motherhood
  • Dr. Mary Ssonko – Engendering
  • Mrs. Penninah Tomusange Kyoyagala – Safe Motherhood
  • Dr. Godwin Turyasingura – Project Evaluation

Our Governance

Save the Mothers East Africa is operated by a Ugandan board of directors. Our current board members are:

  • Dr Florence Mirembe
  • Dr Pius Okong
  • Dr George Kasozi
  • Sam Kariaghe

Save the Mothers

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P.O. Box 4, Mukono, Uganda

Telephone:+256 312 350 800 /840
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