Tag Archives: USAID

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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Guatemala: Heroes against Hunger

It’s hard to reconcile the beautiful highlands of Guatemala, where I was in mid-January, with this stark fact:  the child malnutrition rate here is the highest in the Western hemisphere.  Roughly 5 out of every 10 Guatemalan children suffer from chronic malnutrition. All around, you see green fields and lush vegetation, yet families living in [...]

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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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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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