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One Million Babies Don’t Make it Past Their Birth Days: Let’s Keep Birth Days A Cause for Celebration
Around the world, one million babies don't live past their birth day. Here's a peek at Save The Children's new report about the State of the World's Mothers 2013, and a few organizations working to improve the health of mothers and babies.
Every year, about 7 million children under the age of 5 die from preventable diseases, and every two minutes, a woman dies from preventable pregnancy complications. In light of these statistics, the United Nations Foundation has teamed with celebrity parents like Jennifer Lopez and NFL star Steve Weatherford to raise awareness with a video fundraiser called the Global MORE »
Eleven beautiful, unique gifts for Mother's Day that support charitable causes and make the world a better place, from a bag that supports education in Haiti to delicious goodies made by women in employment training programs in the US.
Engender Health promotes maternal health, safe childbirth, and family planning through education and low-cost methods. Here's the story of one organization saving lives and fighting poverty for less than a cup of coffee.
It was dusk when a knock came at my friend Samantha’s gate. I was staying for the night with Samantha’s family so that I could photograph the sun rising over the coffee hills of rural Bukaye, Burundi the next morning. The knock persisted, and on the other side of the compound was Samantha’s friend Christine. MORE »
I’m happy to be a woman every day, but it’s always nice to dance an extra special jig on International Women’s Day, which happens to be today. Consider yourself lucky that you can’t see me dancing. Today something very special, called the Global Mom Relay, is kicking off. Starting now through Mother’s Day, a plethora MORE »
This Sunday, March 10, is the 2nd Annual Parents of Preemies Day, a national day of awareness on the strength and resilience required of parents of premature infants. While many events spread the word about preventing premature birth and helping premature babies survive and thrive, this one focuses on supporting the moms and dads themselves. MORE »
When we think of global health challenges we tend to think of communicable diseases first. Malaria, pneumonia, and HIV/AIDs, for example, are always top of mind. But what about noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer? In September 2011, the UN General Assembly came to a consensus for the first time to fight MORE »