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Global Child Mortality

Maternal Death Rates Are Decreasing Everywhere But The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living

The United Nations reported last year that it would not meet its goal to decrease the number of women who die in childbirth by 75 percent by 2015, a M...

Child, Maternal Deaths Are Falling Faster Than At Any Time In History: U.N.

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact

By Joseph D'Urso LONDON, March 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Maternal and child death rates fell in every one of the poorest 49 co...

We're Making Real Health Progress That's Saving Kids' Lives. Here's Proof In One Chart

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.11.2015 | Impact

The world has made significant progress in ensuring more kids live to see adulthood -- just check out the blue bars. Child mortality has gone down ...

The Extraordinary Way The World Is Becoming A Better Place

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

Improvements in child and maternal health care have saved the lives of some 90 million children around the world since 1990. According to the United N...

All Parents Deserve to See Their Child's Fifth Birthday

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

In the United States, eight out of every 1,000 children born die before age 5 every year. In Mali, that number is 16 times higher, according to UNICEF. Globally, 6.6 million children -- almost New York City's entire population -- die before they turn 5.

Running Toward a Goal -- Margaret Kenyatta at the London Marathon

Abbas Gullet | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Abbas Gullet

Maternal health in Kenya needs vast improvement. Each day, 15 women and 290 children die as a result of pregnancy complications, giving birth, HIV and other curable and preventable childhood diseases.

Carolyn Gregoire

This Couple Ditched Corporate America And Helped 30 Million Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact

When Kay and Harry Leibowitz were newly dating, Kay attended an Ohio event held by World of Children, the global children's advocacy awards program Ha...

Finally, a Humanitarian Crisis That Corporations Can Completely Fix -- and Fast

Matt Aubry | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Matt Aubry

In my two decades working for social change, I've found that donors of all stripes -- from the socially conscious 20-something texting a $5 gift to the biggest corporate partner -- share one common frustration.

Making It to 5 -- Life and Death in Rural Rwanda

Adam C. Levine | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
Adam C. Levine

The recent outbreak of malaria here demonstrates that even in Rwanda, which has made substantial improvements in child health, constant vigilance is needed.

Water and Sanitation Are Key to Saving Lives and Boosting Economic Growth

David Winder | Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact
David Winder

Safe water and sanitation are vital pre-requisites for children to thrive. A lifetime of working in international development does little to numb my shock at seeing young children struggling to survive without these basic human rights.

Reaching A Child's Fifth Birthday Shouldn't Be A Luxury

Nicole Melancon | Posted 11.04.2012 | Impact
Nicole Melancon

Today was an emotional day. One that every American mother envisions in her head on the day her child is born: My daughter's first day of kindergarten.

One Step Closer to a World Where the Poor Have Safe Water

David Winder | Posted 09.10.2012 | Impact
David Winder

Lack of access to clean water and improved sanitation stops children from going to school, keeps women out of work, and contributes to the two leading killers of children under the age of five years old worldwide -- pneumonia and diarrhea.

Healthy Birth Critical to Child Survival

Craig E. Rubens, MD, PhD | Posted 08.09.2012 | Impact
Craig E. Rubens, MD, PhD

Caring for newborns and young children is only half the battle. It is equally important that we study what happens during pregnancy, because safer and healthier pregnancies will put every child in a better position to live a long and healthy life.