By Million Moms Challenge

Dec 15, 2011 6:09pm

Q&A: Executive Director of WRA, Theresa Shaver

It doesn’t matter if you’re a diplomat, a student, a researcher, a teacher or a social worker, says Theresa Shaver, President and Exectuvie Director of White Ribbon Alliance, each person can play a role in improving maternal health for women globally. The White Ribbon Alliance for… Read More »

By Mandana Mofidi

Dec 15, 2011 5:27pm

Cast Your Vote Today: Last Day to Pick Your Favorite Baby Bump!

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By Million Moms Challenge

Dec 14, 2011 5:37pm

Battling Deadly Tetanus in Sierra Leone

by:  Susannah Masur, UNICEF USA OPINION I was in Sierra Leone recently with Kristi Burnham, Vice President of Program and Strategic Partnerships at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, and a group of donors and staff members from Kiwanis International to see first-hand the last leg… Read More »

By Million Moms Challenge

Dec 14, 2011 4:49pm

CARE and White Ribbon Alliance Launch Petition for Women and Children

Sign the Petition SUPPORT MOTHERS AND CHILDREN TODAY “What’s the most dangerous thing a woman can do?”  The answer to that question is something many of us take for granted, yet all too often is a death sentence in the developing world:   pregnancy and childbirth…. Read More »

By Million Moms Challenge

Dec 14, 2011 4:17pm

Helping Women in Bangladesh and Beyond

  OPINION By SUSAN DAVIS, CEO, BRAC USA You may not have heard about BRAC. As a development success story, it’s one of the world’s best-kept secrets: Founded 40 years ago in Bangladesh by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, we’re the world’s largest antipoverty nonprofit, reaching… Read More »

By Million Moms Challenge

Dec 14, 2011 2:53pm

‘Cry Out in Pain’: Pregnant American Doctor Shocked by Labor in Sierra Leone

Dr. Erin Carey, a second- year fellow in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, traveled to Sierra Leone with ABC News in November and spent two days at Princess Christian Maternity Hospital.   By DR. ERIN CAREY When we walked into… Read More »

By Million Moms Challenge

Dec 13, 2011 10:45pm

Parents Take Heart

by: David Bowen, CEO, Malaria No More   OPINION A few weeks ago, my four-year old daughter Natalie was running a fever. Her forehead was hot, and her face, which usually shows a smile that makes your heart glow, was twisted into a grimace. We had… Read More »

By Million Moms Challenge

Dec 13, 2011 9:44pm

The Power of Health in Every Mother’s Hand

By Daphne Metland/International Editor, BabyCenter OPINION I am in Manila, admiring 15-year-old Marie’s two-week-old baby.  Her two sisters, five nieces and nephews and grandmother are peering through a gap in the wall of the two-room home they all share. It’s obvious that Marie already loves… Read More »

Dec 13, 2011 5:52pm

TOP MOMS: Babble.com Ranks Top 100 Most Influential Mom Bloggers

  One wrote about her “frankenvulva” after the difficult delivery of her son left her badly torn. Another, an LA party girl-cum-wife-of-a-cattle-rancher, chronicles the romance of her life on the prairie. A third catapulted her blog to a must-read when she wrote about the short… Read More »

By Mandana Mofidi

Dec 12, 2011 8:25pm

Gaming for Change: A New Game That Informs and Entertains

By: Mandana Mofidi A first of its kind, a new Facebook game called The Thousand Days has been designed to raise awareness about the importance of nutrition for pregnant mothers and babies during the first 1,000 days of life.   According to a growing body of research,… Read More »