Our 12 Biggest Highlights of 2014

2014 was a very good year! We partnered with leading NGOs and nonprofits to advance causes that mean the difference between life and death and quality living for the world’s poorest citizens. We traveled around the world to report on water and sanitation, newborns, maternal health, disaster relief, and health workers. We traveled domestically to report on some of our partners’ milestone seminars, conferences, and panels. But most importantly, we kept the momentum going to work collectively as mothers who use social media for good.

We very much look forward to 2015 and what it has in store. Here are our twelve highlight moments of 2014 – in no particular order.

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Every Newborn Action Plan Launches in Johannesburg

Johannesburg – After over a year of work, the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) was officially launched on Monday, June 30 in Johannesburg during the third Partners’ Forum. In May, the Plan was adopted by the World Health Assembly in Geneva by all 194 member countries during succesful, albeit precarious deliberations. The Every Newborn Action Plan aims to save three million lives per year. Currently … Continue reading Every Newborn Action Plan Launches in Johannesburg

Can a Village Revolution for Mothers and Newborns Go Global?

By Carolyn Miles, President & CEO, Save the Children. Follow Carolyn Miles at @carolynsave. Fifteen years have passed since a husband and wife team in western India challenged the notion that the deaths of thousands of mothers and millions of babies during pregnancy and childbirth are inevitable in poor and remote communities. Drs. Abhay and Rani Bang trained a battalion of local women to deliver lifesaving care to mothers … Continue reading Can a Village Revolution for Mothers and Newborns Go Global?

#SouthAfricaCares Side Event In Photos #PMNCHLive

During a packed event at Michelangelo hotel in Johannesburg, key partners including Save the Children, World Vision, PATH, Mothers 2 Mothers, and the Society of Midwives of South Africa came together to rally support for newborns and celebrate the progress thus far to save millions of vulnerable newborns around the world. The Every Newborn Action Plan was endorsed by 194 countries in May 2014 and … Continue reading #SouthAfricaCares Side Event In Photos #PMNCHLive