As a young mother I entered a world where judgement is frequently passed on and where staring eyes has become the norm for us. Today,...
If we in Europe call humanity one of our fundamental values, then we cannot leave the people who are turning to us for help to freeze in the field.
Photo by Carol Bales for IntraHealth International When you look back on 2015, what will you remember? A new bab...
On December 1st we celebrated World AIDS Day. This year the focus is on expanding access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care, and the potential to achieve sustainable epidemic control and end AIDS as a public health threat.
Champions in Nigeria are working together to save the lives of mothers, children and young women through innovative advocacy and leadership development.
"Measuring" business and human rights has become so important that even the UN Working Group on business and human rights recently identified it as a priority for its mandate.
In 2015, the lifespan of a person living with HIV is approximately the same as someone not living with HIV, an impossibility in the early days of the epidemic. But we should also resolve to be part of the generation that stops this virus in all populations. The time to act is now.
Do you remember the warm fuzzy feelings you had when you thought about having children? That feeling of excitement and wonder about the journey to come. While you were daydreaming about the joy of raising children, I guarantee that you had visions of loving exchanges and deep emotional conversations.
I did not give birth in Tanzania, although some people had asked me if I would, given my professional focus on maternal healthcare in the country. Des...
It amazes me that breastfeeding is still being discussed. Check out my video on what I think about breastfeeding.
My crisis shall be a quest. My crisis shall be an educational journey into my mind and soul. My crisis will result in the betterment of myself and my family. Why, because I get to choose how I live and deal with my crisis.
This Thanksgiving, I feel gratitude, but not the rah-rah kind. I know that as talk unfolds around me, the rapid, skittering on the surface kind, in some way I am still partly outside it. I can't quite blend back in, because I know too much.
We face the prospect of helping create a lost generation of Syrian children. Investments now in education and protection for these children can pay enormous dividends once the war ends and rebuilding begins.
"We may not ask for help, but we could use it."
My marriage has struggled this year. My husband is worried that I am searching for a new life. He is concerned that I am unhappy and I will leave. He is worried I will find a new man, and ditch him with the kids. My husband is scared.
Champions for Change (C4C) is pleased to continue our 'Meet the Champions' Series. This bi-monthly blog series highlights the work of 24 Nigerian lead...
Today, we mourn the loss of Omowumi Shonuga and the 110 Nigerian mothers who have died in a single day. Tomorrow, we begin action.
With the Sustainable Development Goals enshrined by world leaders and the United Nations Secretary-General's updated Global Strategy for Every Woman, Every Child launched last month, we can make maternal deaths a thing of the past.
This series brings a diversity of perspectives from around Nigeria to the table to discuss this critical moment in Nigeria's history and how Nigerians can work together to build a healthy future for all.
I grew up watching you. I will never forget the letters and numbers of the day. Some of my favorite characters will always be Cookie Monster and Big Bird. I have many fond memories of Oscar being sullen and poor Snuffy needing to take his time.