[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 […]

Rwanda Leads the World in Women Lawmakers

Rwanda Leads the World in Women Lawmakers

By Elaine Tucci Elaine Tucci is the Co-Founder and CEO of Women Lead to Change http://www.womenleadtochange.org As the world learns more about the promise of women to bring peace, prosperity and economic well-being to nations, Rwanda has become a poster child of this promise. Thriving after one of the most brutal genocides in history, today […]

Chad Comes in Last in New Global Food Index

Chad Comes in Last in New Global Food Index

Yesterday Oxfam released its new Global Food Index that shows the best and worst places to eat. Across all indicators Chad came in dead last in the index. The indicators to rank the countries include having enough food to eat, food affordability, diabetes and overweight citizens, and food quality. In fact, along with Chad, eighteen […]

Living, Thriving with HIV/AIDS: A Mother’s Story

Living, Thriving with HIV/AIDS: A Mother’s Story

Can you imagine newly arriving to the United States from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania as a happy, expecting 22-year-old newlywed to attend college and then finding out through a routine prenatal visit that you are HIV positive? This is precisely what happened to Fortunata Kasege in 1997. What turned out to be a dream of […]

[Photos] Inside a Malaria Treatment Center

[Photos] Inside a Malaria Treatment Center

I have been told enough harrowing personal stories and have read enough reports to understand contracting malaria isn’t a cakewalk. And for children (especially those under the age of five) and expectant mothers malaria can be deadly. Fortunately with rapid diagnosis and malaria treatments children as well as adults can experience speedy recoveries from a […]

Why We’re Heading to South Africa Tomorrow #SocialGoodMomsJoburg

Why We’re Heading to South Africa Tomorrow #SocialGoodMomsJoburg

Building global connections both online and offline is the cornerstone of Mom Bloggers for Social Good. Tomorrow I, along with Social Good Mom and Global Team of 200 member Elizabeth Atalay (@elizabethatalay, Documama), will travel to Johannesburg to meet Social Good Moms partners as well as meet fellow Social Good Moms who live in South […]

Neonatal Nurses Receive Recognition for Quality Care

Neonatal Nurses Receive Recognition for Quality Care

Last week the Council of International Neonatal Nurses held its eighth conference in Belfast, Ireland. Designed for researchers and health professionals, the conference provided three days of networking, talks, and critical discussions about the latest global insights, trends, and clinical practices that will keep more babies alive. During the conference three outstanding neonatal nurses were […]

How Prepared is Your State for a Natural Disaster?

How Prepared is Your State for a Natural Disaster?

When superstorm Hurricane Sandy hit the Jersey shore last year thousands of families were uprooted from their homes and apartments and many had to stay in community shelters. What some states didn’t realize is that mega shelters oftentimes leave children and their families in extremely dangerous situations as criminals, gang members, and even sexual predators […]

One Million Children are Now Syrian Refugees

One Million Children are Now Syrian Refugees

Amid news of a poison chemical attack right outside of Damascus last week and the sniper attack on a UN convoy today, UNICEF also had harrowing news of its own to announce last Friday. They have recorded the one millionth child refugee who has escaped the war in Syria. “This one millionth child refugee is […]

Featured Infographic of the Week: Children Still Battling to Go to School

Featured Infographic of the Week: Children Still Battling to Go to School

According to the United Nations, enrollment in primary education in developing regions reached 90 per cent in 2010, up from 82 per cent in 1999. Even with the great improvements in universal primary education there are still 57 million children around the world who do not go to school. This infographic from UNESCO shows how […]

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