Vaccines Change the World: MHA@GW observes National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)

In the interest of promoting more robust discourse around the importance of regular vaccinations for serious but preventable contagious conditions, MHA@GW is hosting a guest post series in honor of National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). During the month of August, we’re featuring blogs from thought leaders and advocates who were asked to answer the question, “Why immunize in 2015?” You can read an excerpt of … Continue reading Vaccines Change the World: MHA@GW observes National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)

Video: Maternal Health Care After Nepal’s Earthquakes

If there is one thing we’ve seen over the past month or so after the earthquakes in Nepal in April and May is there is an overall concerted effort to help women who are expecting babies during the aftermath of the natural disaster.

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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

We 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 http://www.kangu.org, users can search profiles … Continue reading Introducing Our Newest Partner: Kangu.org

Our Newest Partnerships: Oxfam America and Kangu

We 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 … Continue reading Our Newest Partnerships: Oxfam America and Kangu

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 … Continue reading Our Newest Partners: Jhpiego and World Vision

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 … Continue reading New Partner Update: Pratham USA

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 … Continue reading New Partner Announcement: BRAC

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 … Continue reading Vote for Our Partner Shot @ Life for the Women Deliver 50

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, … Continue reading Why We Should All Care About #Hunger.