Why Don’t We Spend More Money at Home? Breaking Down False Notions About U.S. Foreign Aid

Whenever I go to the Hill to advocate for continued and, more importantly, increased funding for foreign aid I always hear from staffers that their constituents perpetually call their congressperson’s or senator’s office telling them to stop spending money in other countries and use that money at home. What these concerned citizens and so many in the United States, do not understand is that the … Continue reading Why Don’t We Spend More Money at Home? Breaking Down False Notions About U.S. Foreign Aid

[Photos] Inside a Malaria Treatment Center

I have been told enough harrowing personal stories and have read enough reports to understand contracting malaria isn’t a cakewalk. And for children (especially those under the age of five) and expectant mothers malaria can be deadly. Fortunately with rapid diagnosis and malaria treatments children as well as adults can experience speedy recoveries from a disease that is both debilitating and potentially fatal. While in … Continue reading [Photos] Inside a Malaria Treatment Center

Featured Infographic of the Week: Saving Mothers at Birth

While maternal mortality has been halved since 1990 low and middle income countries still have a long way to go in order to see improved maternal mortality numbers. Sub-Saharan Africa still ranks highest in maternal mortality. For example, some of the highest maternal death rates are seen in Chad with 1 in 15 women dying during childbirth and the Democratic Republic of Congo that tallies … Continue reading Featured Infographic of the Week: Saving Mothers at Birth

Social Good Moms Write for USAID, Feed the Future

Storify by Social Good Moms Fri, Jun 14 2013 13:11:24 Social Good Moms Write for USAID, Feed the Future We are so happy to see Social Good Moms and Global Team of 200 members published by USAID and Feed the Future this week in a nutrition series. Read Julia Gibson‘s and Jennifer Barbour‘s great posts. Stay tuned on Monday for another post by Shivani Cotter. … Continue reading Social Good Moms Write for USAID, Feed the Future

Nutrition on the Global Agenda

On Monday GAIN and Future Fortified hosted the #NutritionHangout on Google+ with ONE, USAID, and 1,000 Days. The hangout started with Tom Hart, US Executive Director of ONE presenting over 100,000 signatures of a recent nutrition campaign ONE held with its members to Dr. Raj Shah, USAID Administrator. ONE members signed the petition to put child nutrition on the global agenda and end child malnutrition by … Continue reading Nutrition on the Global Agenda

New Media Journalists Travel to India, Report on Child Survival

Caption: Women and Children’s Hospital in Mumbai, India: A child is pictured at Cama Hospital, a major hospital for women and children, in Mumbai, India. Photo: United Nations The International Reporting Project (IRP) has sent ten new media journalists to India to report on child survival. You may recall, the Indian Ministry of Health along with UNICEF and USAID convened the latest Child Survival Summit earlier this … Continue reading New Media Journalists Travel to India, Report on Child Survival

Day 2 Social Media Highlights from India’s Child Survival Summit #C2AIndia

If you missed our piece about Day 1 of India’s Child Survival Summit on the Gates Foundation blog, Impatient Optimists, you can read it at The Most Important Conversation This Week: India on the Survival of its Children. You might recall our coverage of the Child Survival Summit that was held in Washington, DC last year. Convened by the Ministries of Health of Ethiopia and … Continue reading Day 2 Social Media Highlights from India’s Child Survival Summit #C2AIndia

Under Five Child Survival Under Microscope at Summit

This week child survival is under critical review in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia during the African Leadership for Child Survival – A Promise Renewed summit. This meeting, held at the African Union headquarters and convened by the Ethiopian government along with UNICEF and USAID brought together African Ministers of Health to enter into discussions about markedly improving child survival rates. The summit ends Friday. Between 1990-2011 … Continue reading Under Five Child Survival Under Microscope at Summit

Where Child Survival Gets Top Billing

Today I am attending the Child Survival Call to Action Summit at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. I am attending as media as a part of the ONE Moms Advisory Board. If you would like to join a group of mothers who work specifically to eradicate global poverty be sure to join us at http://www.one.org/moms. Some of the early speakers at the Child Survial Call to … Continue reading Where Child Survival Gets Top Billing

Why Reaching the Age of Five in Developing Countries is Critical to Survival

Every year over seven million children in developing countries die before the critical age of five. Research shows that once children reach the age of five they have an increased chance of surviving through adulthood, but there are several challenges they must overcome first. This April, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), along with key partners including ONE, launched Every Child Deserves a Fifth Birthday, … Continue reading Why Reaching the Age of Five in Developing Countries is Critical to Survival