The Face of Neglected Tropical Disease

The Face of Neglected Tropical Disease

When we think about diseases in Africa we think about the biggest of them – malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and pneumonia. We forget about the neglected tropical diseases that debilitate so many in sub-Saharan Africa and southeast Asia from intestinal worms to elephantiasis. These diseases are real and they are easily prevented, but as their name […]

A Compelling Case for a Justice Development Goal

A Compelling Case for a Justice Development Goal

Last Friday we participated in the UN Foundation’s digital rally toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). We helped mark the 1000-day countdown to the MDGs and now that they are squarely in sight, there is much to do to ensure the goals are achieved. In reality, some won’t be met by the 2015 deadline and […]

HBO Presents New Documentary About Poverty – ‘American Winter’

HBO Presents New Documentary About Poverty – ‘American Winter’

UPDATE: Did you watch American Winter and want to help? Visit their Facebook page for updates. You can also donate to their Kickstarter campaign to help the families profiled in the documentary. Tonight at 9 PM on HBO a riveting new documentary, American Winter, will premiere to millions of people. The award-winning documentary shows the […]

Our Newest Partner: No Kid Hungry

Our Newest Partner: No Kid Hungry

We are happy to announce that our newest partner is Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign. Throughout the year we, along with our the Social Good Moms and Global Team of 200 network of moms, will advocate to ensure all children get healthy food every day. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need to […]

Save the Children Releases Report on Post-2015 Framework for Ending Poverty

Save the Children Releases Report on Post-2015 Framework for Ending Poverty

As we all know the Millennium Development Goals are set to expire in 2015. While much progress has been made globally over the past twenty years to eradicate poverty and to meet each of the individual goals there is still much to do. With the MDGs on their way out, Save the Children has devised a […]

The Guardian Looks at Key Millennium Development Goals Datasets

The Guardian Looks at Key Millennium Development Goals Datasets

If you follow the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) you know there are a variety of global datasets that sometimes are in concert with one another and other times contradict one another. It is important to know the critical datasets to zero in on in order to analyze the progress of the MDGs. The Guardian published […]

[Act] Support Everyone’s Basic Right to Adequate Shelter

[Act] Support Everyone’s Basic Right to Adequate Shelter

  If you have been to developing countries or have seen poverty housing in any developed nation  you know there are billions of people around the world who desperately need adequate housing. The first Monday of every October has been designated by the United Nations as World Habitat Day. It serves as a reminder to […]

Heifer International Teaches Children About Giving

Heifer International Teaches Children About Giving

Heifer International, the organization we affectionately know to empower families the world over through animal gifts that provide not only a way out of hunger, but also a way into sustainable self-reliance, just launched a new interactive educational tool teaching children the power of giving. Aimed squarely at children between the ages of 5-10, Heifer’s […]

Helping Those in Need of Food Assistance

Helping Those in Need of Food Assistance

The World Food Programme is the largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger on the planet. They do amazing things every day in every corner of the world that needs the greatest help. The World Food Programme recently released their 2011 Year in Review. It is well worth a read if you have a chance. According to the […]

Half the Sky, the Book, is Now a Global Movement

Half the Sky, the Book, is Now a Global Movement

It is the mission of Mom Bloggers for Social Good to spread as much awareness about pressing global issues that affect the world from maternal health to food security. Women, in particular, bear the brunt of many of the issues we cover here from ensuring children are vaccinated or have enough to eat or foregoing […]

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