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Five Things to Know About Nothing But Nets

Continuing our Partner Spotlight series, we asked Nothing But Nets some essential questions about their work. What is Nothing But Nets’ mission, and how do you boost health and happiness for moms and kids? Every 60 seconds, a child dies from malaria—a disease transmitted by a single mosquito bite. Mothers can feel powerless against these […]

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A Solar Charging Hearing Aid and More Amazing Inventions to Help Kids!

Last week marked the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, an international treaty that sets out the rights of children to be treated human beings, and not simply as property or objects.  UNICEF honored this moment with the release of 2015’s The State of the World’s Children Report – Reimagine […]

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Global Moms Challenge 2014 #GivingTuesday Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Our partners have some perfect ideas for our loved ones this season, and ways to make those gifts count! #GivingTuesday, on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – December 2 – is a great time to get started! Gifts from ONE From beaded bracelets to infinity scarves, baby ONEsies […]

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We Can’t Wait for Equality and Dignity

I’d been in a rattling minivan hurtling over bumpy roads for about an hour. Any mother of multiple children will know what that does to your bladder. Ahem. I was in desperate need of a bathroom. When we arrived at the health clinic, one of the better regional facilities in Mozambique, I immediately enlisted our […]

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Born Too Soon Means a Lifetime of Fighting

I remember a sea of tubes, machines and flashing lights. I remember worried voices, many prayers and tears. I don’t recall what he looked like, I don’t remember actually seeing him amidst the medical mayhem that surrounded his tiny body. My brother was born at approximately 26 weeks, in 1972. He was never actually weighed […]

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World Pneumonia Day: Keeping Kids Healthy Around the World

Pneumonia is something all parents dread, especially for their kids. Healthy kids who get pneumonia are usually able to fight the infection with their natural defenses, but that’s not the case for children with weaker immune systems. Worldwide, pneumonia is among the leading causes of death in children, taking the lives of 1.1 million kids […]

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Travel Log: Nurse, Mother, Change-Maker

Luisa Notta has been a nurse for 10 years now. She is based in the children’s wing of Manhiça Hospital. The pediatric section has 32 beds. In the height of malaria season she can have up to 60 children and their mothers in the unit, and in low season she has around 18-20 children. She […]

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Five Things to Know About the Maternal Child Survival Program

Continuing our Partner Spotlight series, we asked the Maternal Child Survival Program some essential questions about their work. What is the Maternal Child Survival Program’s mission and how do you boost health and happiness for moms and kids? It was launched in June by the U.S. Agency for International Development to introduce, and build upon, […]

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Give (thanks) Give (back)

You’ve heard of, and probably ‘celebrated,’ Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Even better is #GivingTuesday – one powerful national day of giving, raising funds and awareness for important causes everywhere. This year it’s on December 2nd. #GivingTuesday encourages people to give however they can. No one charity is supported –you choose who to support and […]

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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 […]

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