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Safe Beginnings with BRAC

Lovely (pictured above), a young woman in Bangladesh, witnessed her sister’s health deteriorate before her eyes. Married very young, Lovely’s sister gave birth at age 17 without any assistance from a health professional, and her health took a turn for the worse following delivery. Determined not to let this happen to her or her other…

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Why We Need To Talk About Water

Water is the very essence of life, and yet we take those pouring taps and backyard sprinkler systems for granted. If you live in drought-stricken areas like California, perhaps you’re watering your garden less, or in some extreme circumstances for those on well water, you’re buying and trucking in large drums of life’s most precious…

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Newsday Tuesday – July Was The Hottest Month On Record

It’s true that July is typically the hottest month of the year in the northern hemisphere. You might have heard or said more than once, “I don’t ever remember it being this hot!” during the summer months. However, this year, it really happened: July, 2015, was the hottest month on record.   The National Oceanic…

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Every Mother Counts: Birth in America

Each mother’s birth story is unique and special. When we think of women not being able to access healthcare or experiencing complications, especially during childbirth, our first thoughts might be – this only happens in a far-off land or remote areas. You may be surprised to learn that the United States ranks only 60th worldwide…

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Newsday Tuesday – Hand Over Your Social Media Feeds to Refugees and Aid Workers

You may notice a difference in your friends’ Facebook statuses over the next few days. Mentions of hardships or triumphs in countries you didn’t know your friends had ever visited might seem confusing. Don’t worry—they probably haven’t been hacked! Just look for the #ShareHumanity hashtag, which means they’re commemorating World Humanitarian Day. Mashable explains: the…

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Share Your Humanity

World Humanitarian Day is next week on August 19. It’s a day to tell stories of survival, of trauma, of enormous challenge and always, of hope.  Back in 2003, also on August 19, 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad, which is why we commemorate this time of…

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International Youth Day: Rallying Almost Half the World’s Population

Our teens and young adults can have a reputation for being sassy or messy or even lazy, but they also have a tendency to surprise adults with their ability to step up to the plate when it’s least expected. What world leaders (and perhaps we parents) often forget is that almost half the world’s population…

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Newsday Tuesday – Your Sharing Can Help End Polio!

Did you know that the world is almost polio free? We are so close to ending this disease forever. The UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign is a movement to protect children world wide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are most needed. Each August, the Shot@Life community floods the internet with “Blogust” – a month-long conversation amongst writers,…

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The Social Good Summit – Perfect for Moms Like You

2012 was big year for me. It’s when my youngest child started preschool. It’s when I first became involved with the Shot@Life campaign as part of #Blogust. It’s also when I traveled to Uganda with Shot@Life to see, firsthand, the work they do by providing life-saving vaccines to children who desperately need them. Among those…

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Breastfeeding in a Refugee Camp

by Jenna Montgomery, Communications Officer, International Medical Corps “If every child was breastfed within an hour of birth, given only breast milk for the first six months of life, and continued breastfeeding up to the age of two years, about 800,000 child lives would be saved every year.” The World Health Organization For Fatima, a…

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