Artists, by nature of their innate passion and talent for inspiring audiences, can empower a local community in ways that others can't... They can say more with their songs and art than any of us can say with a simple Tweet or Facebook post.
#GivingTuesday is the perfect occasion to redeem our digital selves. To go online and make a holiday gift in honor of a mom you love, and to use our collective voice on social media to unite around the importance of supporting maternal health initiatives around the world.
Preventing new HIV infections among children is not only the right thing to do, but also a smart investment -- stretching each dollar we invest to save as many lives as we can, both today and tomorrow. This is a hopeful moment in global health.
What is the greatest gift we can give a mother this Mother's Day? There are many answers, but one is a healthy life for her and her child. This Mother's Day, let's sharpen our resolve to ensure mothers everywhere have children who are born HIV-free.
The traditional birth attendant lacks formal training. She lacks medical supplies such as iron supplements and delivery kits. In the past three years, though, the traditional birth attendant has lost only one woman and two babies during delivery.
Where there is no Internet to get information about pregnancy, no doctors to make prenatal appointments, the birthing process is no longer a period of excitement but one of fear, uncertainty and sometimes near-death experiences.
Gloria Iribaziga reports from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) where the draft resolution "Access to Health as a Basic Right: The Role of Parliaments in Addressing Key Challenges to Securing the Health of Women and Children" has been unanimously passed.