September 2011 Newsletter

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Artists of all kinds, submit your work on motherhood to IMOW’s online exhibition “Mama: Motherhood around the Globe”
Dear friend, 

I am pleased to bring you this month’s newsletter. With such great results from our research in Egypt and Nigeria being published and new projects starting up (see below), we are pleased that our work is really making an impact and saving women’s lives. We cannot do this without your support, so as always – heartfelt thanks from all of us at the Safe Motherhood Program.

The Safe Motherhood Family “Once you’re with Safe Motherhood, you are always with Safe Motherhood!”

As we welcome our new Lusaka Coordinator, Jessica DeMulder, MPH and say goodbye to Kelly Winter, MPH, we reflected on the fact that for many people, once you have been part

3 of our staffof the Safe Motherhood family, you seem to always stay part of it. Jessica DeMulder herself worked with us as an intern in Zimbabwe last year. We also note the return of Yael Danovitch, now applying to medical school, who is back with us as a part time intern and Tori Sutherland, MPH, who is now a medical student and is working on a Cost Effectiveness Analysis of the NASG in Nigeria and Egypt.  Both Yael and Tori have worked with us in the past, Tori just keeps on coming back having worked with us before in SF as well as having interned for us in Zimbabwe last summer! We hope that she will wind up at UCSF for her residency soon!  Kim Dau, CNM is also an intern from years past, who is now back with us part time leading our grant writing on a potential CER of the NASG in the Kaiser system where Kim works as a nurse-midwife.

We also welcome new interns Elizabeth Adler (who  won recent recognition for her distinguished senior thesis award on maternal health in Nepal) and Farah Kasaur, PhD (who amongst other things, is working on a new grant application for a fistula study) in San Francisco, as well as new interns in Zambia, Jessica Petit and Melissa Duncanson, and UCSF medical students Karoru Itakuru and Onouwem Nseyo who are working under the guidance of Kathleen McDonald, MPH, our Copperbelt Coordinator (another example of someone whose internship turned into a great job with UCSF Safe Motherhood)!

Thank you to all of our amazing colleagues, we are thrilled that we get to welcome back so many gifted people back and again!

New Safe Motherhood Project and Position!

Project: Elizabeth Butrick – our NASG Project Director was recently invited to consult with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Ethiopia on a new maternal health project.  

Position: We are offering an exciting data intern position at our San Francisco offices. Ideal for a recent graduate with skills but needing additional experience, please click here for more info!

The Safe Motherhood Program was also recently featured in Kenya’s newspaper, the Daily Nation