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Newsday Tuesday: Childhood Tuberculosis, A Hidden Epidemic

6-year-old Bukenya Hethiri lives with his mother in Uganda’s capital city of Kampala. For more than three years he coughed without relief. One day in 2014 a voice shouting loudly was heard in his village. It was this voice that ultimately provided Bukenya with an answer to the years-long coughing spell: a medical diagnosis of…

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Treating Ebola: A Nurse Shares Her Story

“I found myself hesitant as I stood in front of the boarding gate of my last connecting flight – the flight that would take me into the heart of the Ebola outbreak.” Kelly Suter (MSN, RN) is a volunteer nurse with International Medical Corps. When she decided last fall to join in the fight against Ebola…

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The 1,000 Days #March4Nutrition

1,000 Days focuses on the 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s 2nd birthday. It’s the most critical time for brain development and a focus on proper nutrition can set a child on a healthy pathway for a lifetime. Throughout the month of March, 1,000 Days has been spreading the word about the…

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Newsday Tuesday – Two Million MAMAs Get Health Messages on Their Phones

Remember the excitement of regular visits to your midwife or doctor during your pregnancy? Each time you’d learn new information about what was happening with your baby, how you should care for the two of you, preparation for birth and concerns to flag. Around the world, such access to care isn’t always available. Sometimes it’s…

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Getting Vaccines Where Kids Need Them Most

A cold chain photo essay  Vaccines ensure kids like these cheeky young boys can be healthy and thrive beyond their fifth birthdays.   Vaccines in Mozambique are manufactured overseas and shipped to a national warehouse for distribution around the country in giant coolers.   Extensive testing of vaccines and the diseases they prevent is done…

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Water Is … Everything!

You know those moments on a hot summer’s day when you’ve been outside a bit too long working on your garden or playing with the kids? The sun is intense, you’re sweaty and thirsty. So thirsty in fact, that your mind cannot think of one other thing except a long cool glass of water. As…

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What Makes Kids Happy?

To mark this year‘s International Day of Happiness, we asked kids to show us in pictures what makes them happy. What I’ve seen inspires me and brings me hope. I’ve been looking through the pictures that have been submitted by budding photographers on our National Geographic Kids My Shot photo community and one theme comes…

  • 2 weeks ago
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Donate Clean Water, Just By Putting Down Your Cell Phone!

World Water Day is coming up on March 22nd. With cities like Sao Paulo only months away from running out of water and California said to have only 12 months of water in reserve, water is in the news. How we use and think about water and who has access matters more than ever. In…

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Newsday Tuesday – 7 Benefits of Volunteering

We love volunteer work—we love to do it, we love to hear about when YOU do it. Helping others makes this world a better place. When we spotted this article on Huffington Post about even more benefits of volunteering, we knew we had to share them with Global Moms everywhere! Author Kathy Gottberg, writer of…

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Chubby Baby Arms Half a World Away

by Lauren Fisher, World Vision USA “Somehow he knows when it’s his bath time. He looks at me, laughs and waits in excitement,” Syrian refugee and mother Shawwaga said. It wasn’t the statistics – they’re just too big. It wasn’t the news stories showing crowded refugee camps – they seem too far away. No, it…

  • 3 weeks ago
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