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Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action

Raising Our Voices: Join the Global Moms Relay

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

Sunday is Mother's Day, and there's no better time to join the movement to improve the health and well-being of mothers and babies everywhere. That's the goal of the Global Moms Relay. In partnership with the UN Foundation, Johnson & Johnson and BabyCenter, HuffPost is putting the spotlight on the ways we can bring new opportunities to women and children around the world.

A Global Moms Relay For Healthier, Happier Families

Aaron Sherinian | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Aaron Sherinian

Mom power is as unique in every community as it is universal. And it's essential to solving global problems like reducing the number of women who die from childbirth complications and ending the millions of preventable child deaths.

Educating Mothers, Saving Children

Leith Greenslade | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Leith Greenslade

Studies have shown that half of the reduction in child deaths in the last 20 years is the result of increases in mothers' general level of education. 4 million children are alive today because their mothers got an education.

Improving Maternal Health Care, One Text At A Time

Sharon K. D’Agostino | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Sharon K. D’Agostino

During her pregnancy, every expectant mother has bright hopes for the new life she carries. She may have concerns about her ability to care for a newborn. But depending on where she in the world she lives, her fear may be much deeper and more fundamental: "Will my baby survive childbirth?" Or, "Will I?"

No Limits for Women and Girls

Sharon K. D’Agostino | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
Sharon K. D’Agostino

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg The Global Fund for Women has been a game-changer, a bridge builder and a force for constantly widening the circle of the movement for women's rights.

WATCH: The Lopez Sisters Have a Message for the Mothers of the World

Lynda Lopez | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Lynda Lopez

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg My sister Jennifer and I wanted to start our work to bring telemedicine technology to areas like Panama. And it's a goal we share with one of the programs in our Global Mom Relay -- the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action.

The Universal Teachers of Humankind

Tina Sharkey | Posted 06.06.2013 | Impact
Tina Sharkey

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg Be present when you're present. In an era of constant distraction and pervasive computing, we must model for our children the behavior we want them to repeat. If we are half present with them, they will be half present with us.

Closing the Mobile Gender Gap

Heather Franzese | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Heather Franzese

According to USAID, 41% of mobile subscribers in the developing world use their phones to "increase their income and professional opportunities." How do we close this gap so women can access the same professional and economic opportunities as men?

From Promise to Practice, Putting the Power of Health in Every Mama's Hand

Kirsten Gagnaire | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Kirsten Gagnaire

This week, in Washington DC, the mHealth Summit will showcase the new and exciting ways in which mobile-phone based technologies are advancing the delivery of health care around the world.

WATCH: Celebrate The Technologies That Aid Moms In Need

Kate Otto | Posted 03.18.2012 | Impact
Kate Otto

As Americans gather on Sunday to honor our mamas, we should also be celebrating "MAMA," a new global health initiative launched by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).