Marissa Ware

Marissa Ware is serving with Save the Mothers as a program intern for the 2017/2018 year. She hails from small town Iowa, but is constantly on the move in search of new experiences and knowledge. While on the move, she developed her passion for maternal health at the University of Edinburgh, where she completed her MPH.

A mother to mothers

Save the Mothers’ Dr. Eve Nakabembe (pictured at left), consults with a young mother at Uganda’s Mubende Hospital. In a deeply personal reflection below, Save the Mothers’ Program Intern Marissa Ware offers insights into different cultural attitudes surrounding motherhood today. As a young woman professional working in maternal health, I am frequently asked when I […]

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Dr. Eve Nakabembe consults with a young mother

Uganda’s 1st Presidential Dialogue on Quality of Health Services

Last month, Global Health Corps fellow Meredith Hutchins and intern Marissa Ware represented Save the Mothers at the 1st National Presidential Dialogue on Quality of Health Services in Uganda. The conference was intended to serve as an interdisciplinary dialogue to discuss the challenges in providing equitable health care. It featured a series of panel discussions

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A Dose of Inspiration

Last week, Save the Mothers’ new batch of first-year international students made a visit to Uganda’s large national referral hospital for a small dose of the reality of the Ugandan health care system. Program Intern Marissa Ware went along, and blogs about the experience below. The bus pulled up to the gates of the hospital

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National Referral Hospital in Uganda
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