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FGM Is Endangering Millions of Women and Must Be Stopped

“FGM scars girls for life – endangering their health, depriving them of their rights and the chance to reach their full potential. #EndFGM” – Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) It seems unimaginable – a young girl, frequently below the age of five, is subjected to a procedure that removes or significantly alters her genitalia…

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Meet a Nurse Providing Lifesaving Cervical Cancer Prevention in Africa

Today, on World Cancer Day, we honor women like Gracious Dithabang, a global health leader in Botswana who provides low-cost, effective approaches for counseling, screening, and treatment to prevent cervical cancer. Her efforts and hard work improve and save lives in her community and beyond. Gracious Dithabang is nurse at the Bontleng Clinic, just outside Botswana’s capital,…

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6 Steps to End Childhood Obesity

We all want our kids to be healthy, and children around the world face a variety of challenges. As millions face starvation and under nutrition, it may be shocking to realize that there is also a rising trend of children under age five becoming overweight and obese. The Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO) recently…

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A Closer Look at the Zika virus with Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News

For many mothers, expecting or not, the rapid spread of the Zika virus in the Americas has been, frankly, pretty frightening. Yesterday the World Health Organization (WHO) held an emergency meeting with leading experts on the disease and declared the Zika virus a public health emergency of international concern. In the meantime, the WHO, Center for…

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The Voice of One Mother to Reduce Stillbirths

There are no words to explain complete and utter devastation a mother feels from having a stillborn child. The grief is intense and long-lasting. Compounding this pain is a lack of answers: How did this happen? Could it have been prevented? Was it my fault? What can be done to avoid it in the future?…

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We Need Your Ideas to Save Lives During Childbirth

New ideas can us strike in the most unusual times and places: In the shower, driving, or while shopping at the store. Regardless of where or when ideas turn up we sometimes forget about them as quickly as we thought of them – maybe because we think turning our ideas into reality is impossible. What…

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Newsday Tuesday: Combating Teen Myths About Sex With Family Planning

Many of us are beginning the teen phase of parenting and it doesn’t seem to matter how frank and transparent we are about talking through all those hormone issues – get a group of kids together and a few good myths will emerge. Teens in Kenya are no different. Jane Otai, a community health specialist…

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How a Lesson at School Inspired Kids to Address the Global Goals

“Making a world of difference…”  A poignant and meaningful call to action greets students, teachers, and visitors as they enter Wiley International Studies Magnet Elementary School, a 100-year old school near downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. One of the main objectives at Wiley is to encourage students to become responsible, respectful global citizens. They offer five foreign languages…

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How to Recognize and Protect Our Kids from Human Trafficking

It’s every family’s worst nightmare—and one of the toughest subjects to discuss—but we can’t afford to stay silent. January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and frighteningly, it’s a problem everywhere, including the United States. Thousands of children are trafficked here in the U.S., and they need help being found, rescued and to transition from being…

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Children in Conflict Zones Need School More Than Ever

On school mornings, most mothers in the U.S. are scrambling around the house, nagging kids to pack their backpacks, finding missing shoes, maybe packing lunches. Almost always someone is dragging their feet and you’re running out the door to meet the bus, or walk or drive to school on time. The thought of your child…

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