Combined with important grassroots efforts, no doubt once there are more women in leadership roles, the value of a woman's life will no longer be treated as less than that of a cow. We have seen this first-hand in our work.
Through our #MaternalMonday online advocacy, we seek to create a tool and platform for health education for every woman and every child.
As we embark on 2016 and the beginning of the Sustainable Development Goals, I would like to express my gratitude to all our partners and participants since we started in 2004 as a small NGO with the aim of ending deaths in childbirth in Nigeria.
Now that my twins are four, I feel nostalgia for the baby part, but even moreso, excitement for today. As I write this list, I see that it has gotten easier in a thousand ways, large and small. If you are reading this from the stormy beginning days, hang in there.
As I celebrate this other birthday, I can't help but reflect on what it means, not just to me, but to the woman who adopted me. And to the one that let me go to a life that she could not imagine.
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.