Tag Archives: Health

Moms are the Heroes

We’ve all heard it before in one form or another:  “Don’t get between a mother and her baby,”   “There is nothing better (or worse depending on your position!) than a fired up mom” or “Mothers are their kids’ best advocates.  However you phrase it, I see evidence of this everywhere I go for my work [...]

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No Birth Should Be Left Up to Chance

This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post   Giving birth ranks among the scariest moments for any mother. It certainly was for me. I was living in Hong Kong at the time when my second of three children was born. And he was born in a hurry. He came so fast that I actually [...]

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Put the Frontline Health Worker Into the Post-2015 Framework

This post previously appeared in the Huffington Post and on the Skoll World Forum.   As world leaders gather this week to discuss the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the Post-2015 Framework, no subject of conversation will be more important than the need for more frontline health care workers. In the last two decades, [...]

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Linking Hunger and Economic Impact in Pakistan

During my visit last week to see Save the Children’s work in Pakistan firsthand, I was able to introduce the launch of an important series of papers by the prestigious journal The Lancet, following up on initial research done in 2008 by Drs Robert Black and Zulfigar Bhutta.   That original series first defined the link [...]

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Empowered Mothers Take Charge

As we sat and spoke with women at the counseling session on a warm day in Pakistan last week, it was clear to me that these women knew what they wanted—for themselves, for their families, and especially for their children. About 20 women, some in bright shalwar kamaz and others in dark burkas, sat under [...]

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In This Case, Second Place Isn’t Something To Celebrate

Early this month I took my first trip to Abuja, Nigeria.  Despite visiting almost 60 countries with Save the Children, I had never been to the West African nation.  It is a country of over 162 million, one of the most populous in the region and seventh most populous in the world. With an average [...]

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And the REAL Award Goes to…

The following blog first appeared on The Huffington Post.  _______________________   Awards season is in full swing.   On Sunday night, Hollywood’s elite came together and celebrated last year’s accomplishments on the Big and Small screens at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards. While millions from around the world tuned in and debated whether the most deserving [...]

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A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action

I spent last week at the Clinton Global Initiative and the UN General Assembly meetings in New York.  There was much talking about issues of international development, about the rights of children to an education, about stopping children dying from preventable things like pneumonia, about making sure that the world is free from hunger. But [...]

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How to ‘Beat’ Child Mortality

The following blog first appeared on The Huffington Post.  _______________________   Can the sound of a child’s heartbeat inspire the world to save children’s lives? Can it inspire you? Children’s heartbeats recorded in Malawi and Guatemala inspired the band OneRepublic to write a song with a beat like no other. If “Feel Again” grabs you enough to [...]

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Getting Ready for BlogHer ‘12

I am incredibly excited to connect with all of the amazing women at BlogHer ‘12, an annual conference that brings women in social media together. One of the most powerful ways to deliver a message in social media is through video. That’s why I want to share this video with you, which we’ll screen at [...]

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