Celebrate Solutions: “Foot Soldiers of Change” Bring Healthcare to Rural Women
Throughout the world, rural women are particularly disadvantaged in their access to quality maternal health care. Distance to health facilities, lack of trained health workers, and supply shortages are some of the most prominent barriers preventing women from reaching the care they need to be healthy.
28 Days of Impact: Boniface and Christina
The first week of stories for the Shot@Life campaign’s 28 Days of Impact have already taken us through a range of emotions as we’ve smiled and cried over the journeys of mothers and children and health workers in remote parts of the world.
Changing Culture, Changing Lives
Today is a day the United Nations and the World Health Organization have set aside to rally our hearts and attention to a difficult subject. February 6 is the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Kate Grant, CEO of the Fistula Foundation, helps us understand the long term health implications for girls and women who are victims of FGM and why facing these hard topics is essential for change.
Fighting Cancer Here, and Around the World
There’s probably not a family in the world that has not been touched by cancer. The disease has taken dear friends and family of mine – a young mother who left a two-month old baby, an older uncle, two of my aunts and a grandmother. For one of those aunts, I had the privilege of caring for her at home in the last few weeks of her life. I was holding her when she passed away. It was nearly 15 years ago but the loss her of is still tangible and painful. Like so many, she deserved more birthdays.
28 Days of Impact: Vaccines Around the World
Today, the campaign is kicking off 28 Days of Impact. Writers, some of whom were part of the Blogust Relay for Good last summer, have gathered again to share stories about how vaccines are helping to change lives, families, communities and countries! Each day, they’ll share the impact that vaccines have on people around the world.
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