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Vanessa Kerry

Entries by Vanessa Kerry

For International Women's Day, Let's Make Childbirth Safe Everywhere

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2014 | 8:45 AM


This week I was honored to have taken the stage with First Lady Michelle Obama, Deputy Secretary Heather Higginbottom and the 10 outstanding award recipients from around the globe being honored at the 2014 International Women of Courage Awards ceremony. These honorees' unwavering dedication...

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Uganda's Anti-Gay Law and Media Outings Threaten Everyone

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 1:09 PM

There are few aspirations that almost all of the globe's human population share. Good health is one, and I believe health care to be a fundamental human right. Illness impedes individuals from supporting themselves, their families and their communities. Without health and good access to healthcare, a society cannot function.

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Beyond Plugging the Dam: Building a Sustainable Solution to Health in Resource Limited Settings

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 1:01 PM

Two weeks ago I stood in the Indian Treaty room of the Old Executive Office Building of the White House. In front of me stood 30 doctors and nurses reciting their oaths to become Global Health Service Partnership Volunteers and embarking on a life-changing experience in Africa. They were smiling...

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