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Why Secondary Education for Girls Reduces Child Marriage, Early Pregnancies

Why Secondary Education for Girls Reduces Child Marriage, Early Pregnancies

UNESCO just released its report, Sustainable Development: Post 2015 Begins With Education, that takes a look at the critical importance of education on the post-2015 agenda. The core stance in the report portends that without greater access to education poverty eradication will become increasingly difficult to achieve by 2030. The betterment of women’s and girls’ lives […]

New Report on Child Mortality Trends Released

New Report on Child Mortality Trends Released

Today a collaborative report on trends in child mortality was released by the World Bank, UNICEF, the United Nations and the World Health Organization. According to the Levels and Trends in Child Mortality report, child mortality has dropped by 49 percent since 1990. Even so, Millennium Development Goal 4 (MDG 4) has yet to be reached. […]

Introducing Our Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Correspondents

Introducing Our Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Correspondents

As our work continues to expand globally especially as the MDG deadline nears in 2015 we want to ensure that international voices are the cornerstone of our coverage of maternal, newborn, and child health worldwide. We are beginning with three correspondents: Winfred Ogdom, a nutritionist from Uganda, Maryanne Waweru-Wanyama, a motherhood blogger and journalist from Nairobi, Kenya, […]

Logistics Team Visits South Sudan to Assess Road Conditions Amid Looming Famine

Logistics Team Visits South Sudan to Assess Road Conditions Amid Looming Famine

Last month, a United Nations team travelled to Western Equitoria,  Central Equatoria, and Western Bahr El Ghazal in South Sudan to assess road conditions, an important task when famine looms in a region that is mostly agrarian. Without passable roads it is impossible for lifesaving, critical health supplies, health workers, aid agencies,  and most importantly food […]

Sharing Moms’ Stories for #WorldBreastfeeding Week: Ebony #WBW2014

Sharing Moms’ Stories for #WorldBreastfeeding Week: Ebony #WBW2014

Today marks the end of World Breastfeeding Week, but we still have more breastfeeding stories to share after today. We believe that moms help fellow moms through personal stories. That’s why we will continue to share the breastfeeding experiences of new and experienced moms alike. No one wants to feel alone at 2 AM in […]

Sharing Moms’ Stories for #WorldBreastfeeding Week: Hope #WBW2014

Sharing Moms’ Stories for #WorldBreastfeeding Week: Hope #WBW2014

One of the biggest concerns of breastfeeding mothers is whether or not they are producing enough breast milk for their babies. It’s a valid concern. Having a low milk supply can become an overwhelming frustration for mothers. Some turn to formula and others like Hope turn to pumping. When Hope didn’t think she was producing […]

Sharing Moms’ Stories for World Breastfeeding Week: Lauren #WBW2014

Sharing Moms’ Stories for World Breastfeeding Week: Lauren #WBW2014

Lauren, who writes at the Milky Way, shares a beautiful story about loving her son and nursing him to feel a closer mother and son bond. Lauren is open and completely honest about new motherhood. We love Lauren’s breastfeeding story for its raw emotion that many fellow mothers will connect with. Read Lauren’s story, Why I Chose […]

Sharing Moms’ Stories for World Breastfeeding Week: Alex #WBW2014

Sharing Moms’ Stories for World Breastfeeding Week: Alex #WBW2014

For World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 – 7) we will share moms’ breastfeeding stories from around the world. If you would also like to share your story, get in touch at info@mombloggersforsocialgood.com. While there are many mothers who want to breastfeed and can think of no other way to feed their babies, sometimes there are […]

Sharing Moms’ Stories for World Breastfeeding Week: Mimi #WBW2014

Sharing Moms’ Stories for World Breastfeeding Week: Mimi #WBW2014

For World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 – 7)  we will share moms’ breastfeeding stories from around the country. If you would also like to share your story, get in touch at info@mombloggersforsocialgood.com. We loved Mimi’s breastfeeding story and her advice for new breastfeeding moms! Read Mimi’s story at We Were Born With Boobs So Shouldn’t We Use Them? […]

Join Us for a Chat About Breastfeeding #EveryNewborn #WDW2014

Join Us for a Chat About Breastfeeding #EveryNewborn #WDW2014

Tomorrow morning, Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 7:30 AM EST we will lead a Twitter discussion about breastfeeding and World Breastfeeding Week during Every Newborn‘s first Twitter chat after the Partners’ Forum that was held in Johannesburg earlier this month. The discussion will last 30 minutes. We will discuss important issues such as the health benefits […]

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