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Travel Log: Anything for My Child to be Healthy

  Felismina walked three hours to Moamba Hospital to get 10-month-old Shirlei weighed, and some medicine for a persistent cough. She was tired and wanted the wait to be over so she could get back to her other three children ages 12, 9 and 5, all in school. She said there was no public transport […]

  • 7 hours ago
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There is still time to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

Tomorrow is Halloween, and kids all over the U.S. are getting ready to fill their bags with candy while showing off their costumes. We hope you’ve already signed up to participate in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, but if you haven’t, it’s not too late! You can still download the DIY Fundraising Kit and set up an […]

  • 1 day ago
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Travel Log: Caring for Moms and Kids in Mozambique

When my children are sick, I take them down the street to my pediatrician. It was a little harder when we lived in New York City – that involved a subway and a bus ride, or a taxi, but still, something we could manage within 30 minutes and with small expense. For most mothers in […]

  • 4 days ago
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Global Moms in Action: Uchechi Emelogu is Fighting for Moms and Kids

Welcome to our new series, Global Moms in Action, where we honor and celebrate moms like you, who are getting involved in solving the world’s big issues. We asked Uchechi Emelogu, a mother and economist in Mississippi a few questions about the great volunteer work she is doing to increase access to vaccines around the […]

  • 1 week ago
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Free Flu Shots for Moms from Text4Baby, Rite Aid, and Johnson & Johnson

Flu season has begun which means it’s time for flu shots. For the second year in a row, text4baby, which helps moms keep their kids healthy by signing up for information via text message, is partnering with Rite Aid and Johnson & Johnson to provide free flu shots for moms. The Centers for Disease Control […]

  • 1 week ago
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Newsday Tuesday – We Can’t Let Ebola Stop Education

When an Ebola epidemic affects an area, many precautions and procedures are put into place to protect the health of the public as much as possible. This in many instances might include canceling large gatherings of people, like sending kids to school. Sierra Leone, one of the countries affected by the Ebola outbreak, has approximately […]

  • 1 week ago
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It’s Almost Time: Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

Halloween is less than two weeks away. But you know what else is around the corner? Trick-or-treat for UNICEF! Don’t know what it is? Find out!

  • 2 weeks ago
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End Poverty: Leave No One Behind

“Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty” is the theme for this year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Back in 2000, the UN set a big goal – to cut poverty in half by 2015. The global poverty rate – that is the number of people living on […]

  • 2 weeks ago
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Social Good Summit: Beyond Right and Wrong

“In the darkest places and in the darkest moments you see the most light,” says Lekha Singh. Remi Elhanan adds, “The pain is so deep that it’s very easy to sink down and die. But when you see this light in the dark, you get the courage and the power and energy to go on.” Bassam Aramin sums up the power of this group, “ We know how to use our pain in a positive way.”

  • 2 weeks ago
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Newsday Tuesday – Ending Stigma and Talking About Mental Health

It’s easy to mention when we’re not feeling well. Just today you may have heard someone say, “I’ve got a headache,” or “I’m fighting a cold.” It’s a cue to others that someone is not feeling their best, and triggers within us empathy and compassion. Even longer-term health problems are often discussed casually: “I’m a […]

  • 2 weeks ago
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