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The Critical Stance on Raising Vaccine Awareness Abroad and at Home

By Lisi Martinez Lotz PhD, Program Director, Vaccine Ambassadors

Vaccine Ambassadors was created by parents and healthcare professionals in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of immunizations for all children, whether living in an area where vaccines are part of routine care or where this resource is far less common. By becoming Vaccine Ambassadors during their clinic visit, parents are able to give to the global community, while also engaging in a conversation with their pediatrician on the value of immunizations.

Our program speaks to the issue of under vaccination. In many areas of the world lack of access leads to low vaccination rates, while in others it is a direct consequence of misinformation. Vaccine Ambassadors offers parents a meaningful way to make an impact in the lives of children who otherwise would go without life-saving vaccines, while also highlighting the need for vaccines in our local communities.

Polio vaccination in POC 3 at UN House
Polio Vaccination Campaign in South Sudan Polio vaccination at the UN-House Protection of Civilians (PoC) 3 site in Juba, South Sudan. The Ministry of Health of the Republic of South Sudan is conducting the fourth and last round of its national immunization campaign for 2014, with the support of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and working with local non-governmental organization Magna. The campaign is targeting children aged 0 – 5 years and aims to immunize 2.4 million children nationwide. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

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Introducing Our Newest Partner: Kangu.org

kanguorgWe are proud to announce that we have partnered with Kangu.org, the world’s first crowdfunding platform for safe births for pregnant women and newborns worldwide. The WHO estimates that every day 1,000 women die in childbirth. And for every woman that dies, another 20 experience life altering harm.

Kangu lets anyone with $10 to give become part of the solution.

At www.kangu.org, users can search profiles of pregnant women (initially in India, Nepal, and Uganda) and fund a specific woman’s access to high-quality healthcare before, during and after childbirth. These services are proven to reduce maternal mortality by up to 80%. Kangu transfers donations to vetted on-the-ground hospitals who provide patient-centered healthcare services and then share updates on the funded woman and the outcome of her birth.

Kangu’s innovative fundraising platform unlocks a new source of capital for hospitals and non-profit organizations, expands access to life-saving services for pregnant women in need, and creates an easy and meaningful way for individuals to have an impact on an issue close to their hearts.

“Kangu is thrilled to partner with Social Good Moms to reach millions of moms who are creating connections and community online,” said Casey Santiago, Founder and CEO of Kangu. “Social media, given power by the voices of mom bloggers, makes it possible to truly live in a global village. Kangu makes it possible for anyone to become a positive force in a woman’s birth story. At Kangu.org, you can see photos and stories of specific pregnant women in Asia and Africa. And with as little as $10, you can contribute to funding her access to high quality, compassionate health care. We built Kangu with the belief that the world’s moms, and those that care for them, would come together to end preventable maternal mortality. Partnering with Social Good Moms enables Kangu to broaden our community of moms helping moms, and to further spread our message of making the world a smaller, safer, more just place.”

We are equally thrilled to partner with Kangu and its innovative approach to maternal health. As mothers we believe in helping other mothers no matter where they live. Social Good Moms and Kangu working together will provide a powerful way for everyday moms to assist in safe births for other everyday moms. I can only see amazing, meaningful impact happening through this partnership.

Learn more about Kangu at kangu.org and on our partner page.

Our Newest Partnerships: Oxfam America and Kangu

Oxfam AmericaWe are always thrilled to work with some of the best NGOs and nonprofits in the world. Today, we are announcing our newest partnerships with Oxfam America and Kangu. We look forward to working with Kangu to spread the word about maternal health and healthy pregnancies in developing countries in both Africa and Asia. And we look forward to working with Oxfam America to raise awareness about food security, poverty, hunger and injustice.

Join us in welcoming them to our community of committed moms around the world who believe in using their voices as catalysts for good.


Our Newest Partners: Jhpiego and World Vision

We are thrilled to partner with two of the leading global NGOs, Jhpiego and World Vision, to spread awareness about key issues affecting women, girls, and mothers in poor and middle income countries. In the coming months we will collaborate on ways to bring compelling, international content and coverage about issues that mean the difference between life and death for women and girls, or can immeasurably change the course of their lives.

Jhpiego, a global health non-profit and Johns Hopkins affiliate, helps countries build a skilled health care workforce and provide quality health services for women and families. Through the use of innovative approaches, our goal is to prevent needless deaths, while building sustainable health systems for the future. Read more.


World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Working in nearly 100 countries around the world, World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Thanking Our Partners

There are so many people around the world in need and yet no matter where our partners are based or the issue they tackle – from maternal health to food security – they are there for people who need help! For that reason alone we wanted to thank them for the unending and often thankless work they do.

Check out this video and then hop over to our partner page where you can learn more about the nonprofits and NGOs who make the world a better place.

New Partner Update: Pratham USA

One of the issues we take seriously here at Mom Bloggers for Social Good is literacy and education. The more children have access to education and books, the better for our future world! That’s why we are proud to partner with Pratham USA.

From our new partner, Pratham USA:

Though 96.5% of children in India attend school, almost half of the child population (100 million children) cannot read. Without an education, these children are vulnerable to drop out of school, continue in a cycle of poverty, and become victims to child labor or child marriage. Pratham USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the fundraising arm of the largest education-based NGO in India, aims to not only place every child in school, but to make sure that they are learning well. Pratham works with communities, parents, and governments to provide educational programs, create educational standards, and advocate for educational reform.

For more information, visit www.prathamusa.org, become their Facebook  fan and follow them on Twitter.

New Partner Announcement: BRAC

I am so thrilled to announce our newest partner: BRAC. BRAC is the largest non-profit organization in the developing world, and invests almost entirely in women and girls. Mothers are the driving force behind their success in reaching 138 million people with the tools to create their own pathways out of poverty. BRAC has a holistic approach that attacks poverty from every angle.

BRAC is a development organization dedicated to defeating poverty by empowering the poor to bring about change in their own lives. They were founded in Bangladesh in 1972 and over the course of their evolution, established themselves as a pioneer in recognizing and tackling the many different realities of poverty. Today, BRAC is using its holistic approach to help 138 million people in Africa, Asia, and Haiti create their own pathways out of poverty. For more information, please visit www.bracusa.org.

Vote for Our Partner Shot @ Life for the Women Deliver 50

Our partner, Shot @ Life, a United Nations Foundation project that educates, connects and empowers Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries, has been nominated for Women Deliver 50. Women Deliver spotlights the top 50 inspiring ideas and solutions that are making the world a better place for women and girls.

Out of over 500 submissions, a selection committee of experts and advocates from leading global NGOs and foundations chose 25 per category. Shot@Life was chosen as one of the top 25 in the Advocacy and Awareness Campaigns category. 50 winners (10 per category) will be announced on March 8th, International Women’s Day.

Please support our partner by voting on the Women Deliver Facebook page. Voting ends this Friday, March 2.

Photo copyright: Shot at Life

Why We Should All Care About #Hunger.

Today high level talks took place at the World Food Programme’s Rome headquarters. Why? The Sahel region in western Africa is in dire threat of experiencing famine just like we are currently seeing in the Horn of Africa. Aid and humanitarian agencies are coming together to ensure they are ready for the impending food shortages that are being caused by food inflation costs, drought, conflict, and displacement.

Our friends at the World Food Programme are not only working to prevent hunger on the high level, but they are also on the ground feeding those in need of food, and are educating the masses about how important it is to ensure everyone has enough food to eat, no matter where a person lives on earth.

The World Food Programme is looking for a passionate supporter to highlight in their March newsletter that is sent to nearly a million people worldwide.

Take a few minutes and upload a video online telling the World Food Programme why you’re fighting hunger, and then share your link. If you would like to write a post instead, you can post a message here.

Be sure to upload your video or post your message by February 20 to be considered.