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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.

The Things You Can Do As One Person

Cindi Leive | Posted 04.24.2014 | Impact
Cindi Leive

But even now, 50 years later, she says that the time she spent in Africa "gave me a formation ... and left me with a sense of all the things you can do as one person." Of all her life experiences, she says, this one -- caring for families half a world away from her home country -- "probably marked me the most."

Every Child's Wishes And Dreams Matter

Amanda Peet | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Amanda Peet

As a social worker, my Mom dedicated her career to helping other people. After she retired, she volunteered helping immigrant students prepare for their GEDs. Because of her, I've always been curious about other countries and cultures, and have tried to find ways to help people in need.

The Universal Truths Of Motherhood

Devi Ramachandran Thomas | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Devi Ramachandran Thomas

Describing motherhood properly is like trying to describe Persephone's emergence from Hades and feeling the warmth of the sun's rays for the first time. Motherhood has warmed my heart and tickled my soul in ways I hadn't even imagined, in ways I am still too tongue-tied to describe.

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.

Why I'm Happy To Be a Doctor in the 21st Century

Harvey Karp | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact
Harvey Karp

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg Three key tools help mothers today shield their little ones from harm. Two are extremely simple: clean water and nutritious food. But the third is one of the most complex and brilliant creations of science: immunizations.

Why I Traveled 3,000 Miles to Advocate for Children Who Aren't Mine

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Lois Alter Mark

Every 20 seconds, a child around the world dies from a disease that could have been prevented by a vaccine. Annually, that number equals almost half the children entering kindergarten in the United States alone this year.

Immunizing Children Through The Blog World

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 10.31.2012 | Impact
Elizabeth Gore

This month, I was particularly inspired by the support of 31 bloggers and their readers for Blogust, a first-of-its-kind blog relay hosted by the UN Foundation's Shot@Life campaign.

Every 20 Seconds, A Child Dies

Amanda Peet | Posted 08.28.2012 | Impact
Amanda Peet

Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a vaccine-preventable disease. Yet, I'm convinced that if moms in the U.S. banded together, if we told all of our friends and brought this issue to our representatives in Congress, we could be on the right side of history.

Giving Kids a Shot@Life

Megan Rosker | Posted 08.15.2012 | Impact
Megan Rosker

We often donate our clothes or unwanted items to charity, but is this helping a family fulfill their dreams? It may be time to look deeper into how we can help those most impoverished realize the kind of quality of life we all deserve.

Amanda Peet, United Nations Foundation Team Up For Vaccination Campaign In Developing Countries

| Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living

By Sarah Fecht (Click here for the original article) NEW YORK--At a small gathering in Times Square today, actor Amanda Peet teamed up with the Un...

Giving Every Child A Shot@Life

Anne Geddes | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Anne Geddes

There is no difference in the way a mother feels about her pregnant self, her birth, and the unrequited love for her newborn -- wherever she lives in this world. In this universal oneness, we are all connected.