There is a routine in my house. Every morning before the clock strikes 7am, there is a face perilously close to mine. My young daughter is searching desperately for any sign of movement. When I open my eyes, her face breaks out into a huge smile.
Every mother has a story about the beginnings of her child’s life. Many of them are joyful, some are heartbreaking, but all of them are important. And almost all of them will have at least one thing in common: the desire to give their child the absolute best start to life. Our instincts as moms to nourish, nurture and protect our children from the moment we become aware of their existence actually has a scientific basis.
Welcome to the Global Moms Challenge! Just in time for International Women’s Day, the Million Moms Challenge is re-launching as the Global Moms Challenge—new name, same mission: health and happiness for moms and babies everywhere.
The Global Moms Relay will launch on March 7, in time to celebrate International Women’s Day, and highlights amazing mothers through Mothers’ Day on May 11. Here is one of our favorites from last year’s relay!
The symptoms for measles are varied and we can easily forget that this disease is still taking the lives of children — especially those under the age of five — around the world. So what is the state of measles today?
“For most of us, measles and whooping cough are diseases of the past. You get a few shots as a kid and then hardly think about them again. But that’s not the case in all parts of the world — not even parts of the U.S.” A recent story on NPR shows a fascinating interactive map created […]
Our goals as mothers are to keep our kids healthy and strong, and give them the best future we possibly can. Mothers everywhere have these same goals. Recently I was able to attend a briefing at the United Nations about how the global solutions for health are coming together.
Each week in Malawi’s rural district of Chikwawa, more than 200 mothers bring their children (under age 5) to the Makwira Health Center for a monthly check-in. The children are weighed and their height and arm circumferences are measured. The measurements are then sent to a central hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital city, via SMS text message.