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Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese assists a Ugandan woman who has just given birth to triplets.

Taking steps to deliver change

National fundraising walk aids disadvantaged mothers

This Mother’s Day weekend, residents in 10 communities across Canada—including Dundas — will step out to improve maternal health in the developing world, where childbirth is one of the leading killers of women.

The local Steps to Deliver Change walk  takes off from the Dundas Driving Park on Saturday, May 10 at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds will go to Save the Mothers, a Canadian charity based in East Africa that empowers local leaders to improve standards and practices of maternal health in their communities.

Save the Mothers was founded by Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese, with help from her Ugandan colleagues, in 2005.  Chamberlain Froese is an internationally recognized expert in women’s reproductive health. She is an obstetrician and director of the International Women’s Health Program at McMaster University and has dedicated her life to making pregnancy and childbirth safer.

Every day in the developing world, 800 women die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. Almost all of these deaths are preventable.

For more information or to register for the walk, visit www.savethemothers. org.

 

 

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