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Support Our Partner, End 7

Support Our Partner, End 7

One thing is certain: I do not know how to read a fiscal budget, but I have sat in awe watching experts dissect the President’s budget line by line and then meticulously explain what programs have been cut and programs that have been relatively spared. So, when our partner, End 7, reported that funding for the […]

[Photos] Diarrhea Interventions That Work in Low Resource Settings

[Photos] Diarrhea Interventions That Work in Low Resource Settings

Did you know that diarrhea kills 2,195 children every day more than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined? What’s so disheartening about this statistic is the deaths from diarrhea for children under the age of five are easily prevented by increased breastfeeding, the rotavirus vaccine, and improved sanitation and hygiene and access to clean water. There […]

Our Work With Seventh Generation to #FightToxins

Our Work With Seventh Generation to #FightToxins

For the next month 100 of our members will become Toxin Freedom Fighters as they spread the word through blogs and social media about the need to update and reform the Toxic Chemicals Control Act of 1976. In 1976 60,000 chemicals were grandfathered in and since then 20,000 new chemicals have been added, but fewer […]

Mohammed’s Story: Teaching in Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan

Mohammed’s Story: Teaching in Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan

This interview was conducted by and is courtesy of UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report team.  We are happy to join UNESCO’s #TeacherTuesday campaign – a ten week journey around the world to share a glimpse of teaching from the voices of teachers themselves. The fourth honored teacher is Mohammed, a teacher in the Zaatari Refugee Camp. This […]

Global Impact Launches Innovative Fund to Help Women and Girls

Global Impact Launches Innovative Fund to Help Women and Girls

We are proud to support Global Impact with the launch of its Women & Girls Fund this week during International Women’s Day. Below, read more about how you can join Global Impact, CARE, World Vision, Plan USA and ICRW to help women and girls around the world. And be sure to join our conversation on […]

No Birth Should be Left Up to Chance

No Birth Should be Left Up to Chance

By Carolyn Miles, President and CEO, Save the Children Follow Carolyn Miles at @carolynsave. Giving birth ranks among the scariest moments for any mother. It certainly was for me. I was living in Hong Kong at the time when my second child was born. And he was born in a hurry. He came so fast […]

Save the Children Releases New Report on Newborn Health

Save the Children Releases New Report on Newborn Health

Did you know that in 2012 2.9 million newborns around the world did not live past 28 days and 1 million of those died within the first 24 hours of life? Additionally, 1.2 million babies died of stillbirth in 2012. These numbers are reported in Save the Children’s latest report released today: Ending Newborn Deaths: […]

Upcoming Events to Add to Your Social Good Calendar

Upcoming Events to Add to Your Social Good Calendar

Over the course of the next month or so we will be working with major NGOs to spread the word about new reports and critical days commemorating important causes and issues. Mark your calendars for these causes. Tuesday, February 25 We will be working with Save the Children to spread the word about its brand-new […]

[Photos in B&W] Historical Look at Child and Newborn Health in the US

[Photos in B&W] Historical Look at Child and Newborn Health in the US

There is a long tradition of newborn and child healthcare in the United States and around the world for that matter. See photos below. From 1900 – 1997 the child mortality rate decreased more than 90% in the United States – a laudable national health achievement.  Now there is an accelerated global move to save more […]

Why Parent Advocates Are Important to the Survival of Newborns

Why Parent Advocates Are Important to the Survival of Newborns

Photo: New mothers at a health clinic in Awassa, Ethiopia By virtue of raising families, mothers and fathers know intimately and first-hand how fragile the lives of newborns are. In low- and middle-income countries where resources and trained health workers can be scarce, the chances of survival for newborns are drastically lowered. In fact, the […]

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