Tag Archives: Malnutrition

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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The Real Breastfeeding Scandal

The following blog first appeared on The Huffington Post. _______________________   Last year, Time magazine’s “Are You Mom Enough?” cover practically shouted “Scandal! Women breastfeeding too long!”   The unforgettable image stirred up controversy and I’m sure it sold magazines. But are moms and kids any better off?   Now, imagine funneling all that outrage [...]

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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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Are Kids of the World Doing Better? Not When it Comes to Hunger

This week, we released our Child Development Index and the bottom line is: kids deserve a lot better. The Index ranks the best and worst places in the world to be a child based on education, health, and nutrition statistics.   While there is some good news in terms of education and child survival rates—33% [...]

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Saving Children’s Lives — What’s New And What You Can Do

The following first appeared on The Huffington Post.  _______________________ Like most moms, I love remembering my children’s firsts. Their first steps, first words, first day at school. But, one first I didn’t realize was a milestone at the time was the day each of my kids completed the first month of life.   I later learned [...]

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The Lifesaving 6: Hope for Moms and Children Everywhere

The following first appeared on the Huffington Post. _______________________   I am a lucky mom.   I received quality prenatal care and gave birth in a state-of-the-art hospital. My kids received essential nutrition from the moment they were born through their early years, giving them a better chance to fight off disease and perform well [...]

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Thriving in Nacala: One Community’s Story

I recently spent a week in Africa, my second visit to the continent in 2012.  After a quick stop in Cape Town for The Economist’s global meeting on healthcare in Africa I went on to Mozambique to visit Save the Children programs in rural communities in the north of the country.   I came away [...]

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Making Hunger Obsolete

I traveled this week to India, both for Save the Children visits and to take my daughter Molly (10) and son Patrick (16) along to see a fascinating place they had never been during their school break. After the Taj Mahal and the backwaters of Kerala, we went to see a program in action that [...]

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