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.
I felt like I could tackle the project, so I told the kids, "Tonight, we are going to carve pumpkins. What do you want to carve?" This was my first mistake. Why would I give three children a choice as to what they get to carve?
Have you ever really taken the time to listen to what your kids are saying? I find that the funniest part of my day usually comes from conversations I have with my kids. There is something pure and joyful from these interactions.
I also read about your rough trek up to the third floor of your Manhattan apartment. I had no idea you walked up three flights of stairs on your hands. That must get tricky with the city being so crowded. I could only imagine the panic you must feel when your hand steps onto a piece of gum.
I house three children under the age of 10 and they all seem to suffer from CWS (Chronic Whining Syndrome). I recently read an article about grief and grief counseling and I realized that whining also follows those five stages.
The unfortunate reality is that to date, the issue of diabetes in pregnancy has received scant attention, even as maternal and newborn health has been widely embraced as a development priority.
In Malawi, too many girls have to leave school because of child marriage. Girls at my age of 13 are having babies and living in poverty because we are not valued. Only through education can we escape.
About a year later, after birthing my hard-won twins, I began to write about the long slog of high-tech conception. For me the experience lingered even into motherhood, and still does. Two women from my high school emailed me to say they'd read my stories and knew exactly what I meant. Suddenly, after decades of no contact, we were pouring out shared infertility tales.
Spiderman has the ability to conquer his villain with this magnificent skill. Moms are just like superheroes, we just get less television time and publicity.
Meet our Champions from Girl Power Initiative in Nigeria Ifeyinwa Okonkwo, Program Officer and Ehita Aikpitanyi, Program Coordinator ...
We as a society, from Seattle to Dubai, must eliminate restrictions on a woman's ability to decide when and if she has children, because no woman should die from an unsafe abortion.
There's no way around feelings of euphoria today. World Leaders at the United Nations are ringing in a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that promise to end extreme poverty and the scourge of hunger and preventable deaths of infants and children around the world.
Twin moms quickly discover that much of what is written about twin pregnancy addresses medical and practical issues, and that's crucial. The stakes are high. Far less is said about how the prospective mother of twins can maintain sanity and comfort during the pregnancy.
Today Nepal is proud to be one of the few countries to achieve Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 -- one of a series of 15-year global development targets that the United Nations laid out in 2,000 which come due this month.
Governments all over the world insure their buildings or assets from potential risk. Yet, why do so many governments refuse to similarly insure their citizens from the risks posed by a lack of preparedness in a country's health infrastructure and in the delivery of essential health services?
My sweaty hands clench the leather of my steering wheel as I listen to news of your escape. Children laugh from the rows of seats behind me, "Momma! Turn on the video!" But my mind races down the yellow line ahead, pressing us toward team practice, music lessons and back-to-school parties.