UN Foundation, Charity Miles Team Up to Raise $10k #VDay10k

UN Foundation, Charity Miles Team Up to Raise $10k #VDay10k

This month the UN Foundation has teamed up with the popular social good app, Charity Miles, to raise money for great causes. The iPhone/Android app can be easily downloaded to your smartphone and every time you exercise – whether it’s running, biking, or walking –  you donate money to a deserving charity. Through the UN […]

Telling Stories from Africa: Holly Pavlika Visits Tanzania With Shot@Life

Telling Stories from Africa: Holly Pavlika Visits Tanzania With Shot@Life

Holly Pavlika, the President of MOMentum/Big Fuel and marketing to moms expert is in Tanzania this week with Shot@Life where she serves as a Shot@Life Champion. Shot@Life educates, connects and empowers Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save children’s lives in developing countries. (Disclosure: Shot@Life is a partner Mom Bloggers for Social Good). After overcoming a rough start to her journey […]

Vaccine Effectiveness – 1980 Through Today

Vaccine Effectiveness – 1980 Through Today

In listening to a talk last week in Atlanta given by Dr. Jacob Kumaresan, the Executive Director, WHO Office at the United Nations in New York, I learned a fascinating statistic about vaccine effectiveness. In 1980 before the mass roll-out of vaccines there was one child death per second from deadly, yet preventable diseases like […]

New Partner Announcement – Girl Up

New Partner Announcement – Girl Up

As the mom of two daughters, a pre-teen and teenager, I am thrilled to partner with Girl Up, an innovative campaign, of the United Nations Foundation, to address the needs of  adolescent girls in developing countries. This “for girls, by girls” campaign mobilizes girls in the  U.S. to raise awareness and funds for programs of the […]

Interviewing Peg Willingham, Shot at Life’s Executive Director

Interviewing Peg Willingham, Shot at Life’s Executive Director

In many developing nations children are born with a distinct disadvantage: the risk of dying from pneumonia or diarrhea, the two leading causes of death for children in the third world. If these children are fortunate enough to escape the grip of those two infectious diseases they may come down with malaria or measles, or […]

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