USAID Launches New Global Development Lab

Exactly how does the global community end poverty by 2030? According to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), it’s by working together. Today marks the official launch of USAID’s Global Development Lab, a new initiative that uses science and technology to improve global health and development outcomes around the world. Utilizing data and analytics USAID is quickly moving towards more efficient ways to track, report, scale, … Continue reading USAID Launches New Global Development Lab

[Photos] Diarrhea Interventions That Work in Low Resource Settings

Did you know that diarrhea kills 2,195 children every day more than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined? What’s so disheartening about this statistic is the deaths from diarrhea for children under the age of five are easily prevented by increased breastfeeding, the rotavirus vaccine, and improved sanitation and hygiene and access to clean water. There are, however, innovative interventions that have been created to treat … Continue reading [Photos] Diarrhea Interventions That Work in Low Resource Settings

The Impact of the #WaterAidNica Chat + Key Tweets

Tomorrow is World Water Day and leading up to the momentous occasion we have been working with WaterAid America on an exciting awareness campaign that calls upon clean water access and sanitation for all. First, Social Good Mom and Global Team of 200 member, Jennifer Barbour, traveled to Nicaragua last Sunday with WaterAid America to report from the field about WaterAid’s water and sanitation programs … Continue reading The Impact of the #WaterAidNica Chat + Key Tweets

Join Us for the #WaterAidNica Chat on March 21

This Sunday, Social Good Mom and Global Team of 200 member, Jennifer Barbour, will join WaterAid America on a trip to Nicaragua to see WaterAid’s WASH programs on the ground. Their itinerary is packed from Monday – Friday. While in Nicaragua Jennifer Barbour will be detailing all that she observes and how WASH programs benefit women and girls and entire communities. She will be updating … Continue reading Join Us for the #WaterAidNica Chat on March 21

Social Good Moms Member Chosen for WaterAid Insight Trip

One of the main goals of starting Mom Bloggers for Social Good two years ago was to provide key opportunities for members to travel to see the work of our partners on the ground. For me, seeing the work I write about around the world has been immensely instrumental to learn and become a better advocate for programs that work and share issues that need … Continue reading Social Good Moms Member Chosen for WaterAid Insight Trip

[Photos] Communal Toilets + New Study About Women, Girls and Sanitation

Yesterday World Toilet Day was recognized to bring global awareness about the millions of people worldwide who do not have access to a toilet. In fact, 40% of the world’s population has to use the bathroom in the open and spends billions of hours searching for a place to relieve themselves. WaterAid, along with the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council recently published a new … Continue reading [Photos] Communal Toilets + New Study About Women, Girls and Sanitation

One Man’s Anger: When the Global Water Crisis Hits Home

When I was in Zambia in July reporting on infectious diseases, something happened one day while visiting the N’Gombe compound in Lusaka that really made me think critically about the global water problem and how extensive and intricate it really is. While we sat inside the small, tidy home of a family that was affected by tuberculosis and listened intently to their personal story we … Continue reading One Man’s Anger: When the Global Water Crisis Hits Home

Sanitation Wisdom from a Zambian Chief #ZambiaHealth

As you may know I am in Zambia with the International Reporting Project as a New Media fellow. Ten of us are here in the country to report on HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and other rarely covered stories in the region. Yesterday we visited Macha, a small Southern province town 60 miles from the nearest city, Choma. Macha is the home of the Malaria Institute at … Continue reading Sanitation Wisdom from a Zambian Chief #ZambiaHealth

David Winder, CEO of WaterAid America, Recognizes Moms for Awareness Raising of Water Issues

Thank you David Winder, CEO of WaterAid America, for recognizing Mom Bloggers for Social Good in your latest piece for the Huffington Post! Here in the United States, Millennials and moms alike are making their mark on-line by raising money and awareness about an incredible project to build over 100 toilets and 150 water taps in 31 schools across Madagascar this summer, while students as young as second grade … Continue reading David Winder, CEO of WaterAid America, Recognizes Moms for Awareness Raising of Water Issues

Stories, Photos, and Videos from #SocialGoodMomsIndia Trip

Storify by Social Good Moms Fri, Jun 07 2013 12:59:17 Stories, Photos, and Videos from #SocialGoodMomsIndia Trip From May 20 – 24, 2013 Jennifer James, founder of Mom Bloggers for Social Good, and Nicole Melancon, of Third Eye Mom, traveled to Delhi, India to visit Mom Bloggers for Social Good partners to see their work in the field. Here’s who they met along the way. … Continue reading Stories, Photos, and Videos from #SocialGoodMomsIndia Trip

2.4 Billion Still Lack Sanitation

By 2015 2.4 billion people will still lack access to proper sanitation – that’s one-third of the world’s population. In a new joint report by the WHO and UNICEF, Progress on sanitation and drinking-water 2013 update, we learn that MDG 7.C will not be met and in fact will be missed by 8%. There has been an improvement in sanitation coverage since 1990, however. Two-thirds of the … Continue reading 2.4 Billion Still Lack Sanitation

How We’re Celebrating World Water Day

Today on World Water Day, together with our partner WaterAidAmerica, we are working with our dedicated community of moms to share through posts how important water is to the livelihood of people worldwide. You can follow along with us today on our new microsite for World Water Day, worldwater13.tumblr.com, to see all of the posts and videos from Social Good Moms and Global Team of 200 members. … Continue reading How We’re Celebrating World Water Day

783 Million People Lack Access to Safe Drinking Water #WorldWaterDay2013

Lacking safe drinking water is a blight many of us will never live with, let alone ever fully understand. Living in a privileged society where safe drinking water streams right out the tap and a plethora of product choices are available in our grocery store’s water aisle, most of us simply do not know what it’s like to not have clean, safe water to drink. … Continue reading 783 Million People Lack Access to Safe Drinking Water #WorldWaterDay2013

3 Opportunities to Give to Our Partners on Valentine’s Day

Today is Valentine’s Day. It’s a great day for receiving gifts from our loved ones, but also a great chance to give as well. Three of our partners have created giving campaigns around Valentine’s Day that we think are practical, inexpensive ways to share the love. WaterAid America Woman gathering water at Bishoftu hospital in Ethiopia. Photo copyright: Mom Bloggers for Social Good/ Jennifer James … Continue reading 3 Opportunities to Give to Our Partners on Valentine’s Day

Team Creates Clean Water Solution for South Africans

James Smith, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Dr. Rebecca Dillingham, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Global Health, with a PureMadi water filter. In areas where water is often filled with pathogens that are deadly or can cause severe illness it is important to either filter water or, the alternative, have access to clean water. According to our partner WaterAid, 783 … Continue reading Team Creates Clean Water Solution for South Africans