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Investing in a Future for Africa's Women

Joyce Banda | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Joyce Banda

In the last few years, tremendous gains have been made in prevention of mother to child transmission. In July this year, the global health community welcomed the one millionth baby born free from HIV.

Giving the Gift That Always Gives Back

Ritu Sharma | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Ritu Sharma

Right now I'm packing my bags to head to the other side of the world in Sri Lanka. Just like I've done before in Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Burkina Faso, I'm living side by side with just one of the many millions of women around the world that manage to survive on a $1 a day.

The Five Life Lessons I'm Grateful Ethiopia Taught Me

ONE | Posted 01.15.2013 | Impact
ONE

The main language that is spoken in Ethiopia is Amharic, and has its own characters -- which is to say that it was completely foreign to my eyes and ears. But one language that felt universal? Listening to the children giggle and laugh and play.

Feeding The Future

ONE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
ONE

We had the honor of visiting a few homes, and then we attended a nutrition demo, where mothers (and a few fathers) learned how to prepare food. It smelled delicious.

An Army Of Health

ONE | Posted 12.26.2012 | Impact
ONE

The health needs in Ethiopia are great, so the program is ambitious. With assistance from USAID, Ethiopia created an army of Health Extension Workers. These workers are assigned to every village and community in the country.

On the 6.8 Million

ONE | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact
ONE

Six-point-eight million Ethiopian children under the age of five are physically and mentally stunted as a result of malnutrition. That's roughly equivalent to 82 percent of the population of New York City. It is almost twice the population of Los Angeles.

ONE Moms in Ethiopia: First Health, Then Happiness

ONE | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
ONE

Before you can be happy, you have to be healthy. It sounds like a platitude you'd read in Chicken Soup for the Afflicted Soul, but I'm seeing it in the most literal way here in Ethiopia.

Dispatches From Ethiopia

ONE | Posted 12.15.2012 | Impact
ONE

Yesterday I learned about fistula. At it's most basic, it means a hole. But, what it really means to the women who experiences it is a stillborn child, loss of a husband and marriage, loss of dignity, and total ostracization from her community.

Ethiopia: God Is Even Bigger Than We Think

ONE | Posted 12.08.2012 | Impact
ONE

Today, almost five years to the day since I flew to Nairobi to begin my first African adventure, I'm sitting in the international terminal of Dulles airport in Washington, D.C., waiting to board a 787 Dreamliner bound for Ethiopia.

The Unbelievable Strength Of Women

ONE | Posted 12.09.2012 | Impact
ONE

As much as I love shopping and design and discovering some wonderful something-or-other that I know will help other moms, my real passion is supporting small business. Especially those run by women and mothers trying to support their families.

Countdown to Ethiopia (and About That ONE Campaign)

ONE | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact
ONE

ONE is not a charity.​ It's a "nonpartisan advocacy organization dedicated to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa." ONE never asks for your money, just your voice.