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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
“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.”
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 […]
Celebrate Malala’s Nobel Peace Prize award and International Day of the Girl by posting a photo of your girl hero anywhere in social media, and use the hashtag #GIRLHERO. Girl Up will collect the photos with the hashtag and create an inspiring wall of photos to share with the world!
Girl Up launched #GIRLHERO, a digital campaign that celebrates girls. Post a photo on social media of a girl who inspires you, and tag her in the post. The girl you tag is encouraged to pass it forward and post a photo of a different girl who inspires her. By uniting behind one another, we can spark a chain reaction for girls around the world. Go to GirlUp.org/GIRLHERO to join the movement!
For weeks now, the Ebola outbreak has been plastered all over the news. The World Health Organization (WHO) considers the disease outbreak the most severe public health emergency in the world today and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan has said the outbreak is “likely the greatest peacetime challenge that the United Nations and its agencies have […]