From Born Too Soon to Born On Time —Thoughts on World Prematurity Day

November 17, 2016By Cassie PaulsenHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

Additional contributions by Aaron Brose. It is very likely you know someone who has given birth to, or maybe even was, a preterm baby—a “preemie” as they’re affectionately called. In the United States, preterm birth may come with complications, but hospital and medical teams are well-equipped to provide life-saving care and give parents information about … Read More

We Can Act on the Call

June 22, 2016By Christina BradicHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

This week, USAID released the third annual report, Acting on the Call: Ending preventable child and maternal deaths. Nearly 300,000 women die each year from pregnancy and childbirth, but the good news is that we have a plan. In 2014, the first Acting on the Call report laid out a roadmap – save 600,000 women’s lives by 2020 and the … Read More

Knowledge is Power

June 10, 2016By Guest AuthorHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

By Annila Harris Urmila*, 30, and her husband were diagnosed as HIV positive seven years ago in North West Delhi, India. Just nine months later she lost her husband to the illness. At the time, she was pregnant and delivered a baby boy. Because he was delivered in the hospital, the baby received the medicine … Read More

Fathers and Stronger Families

May 31, 2016By WV AdvocacyHealthy Moms and Kids 1 Comment

Maternal and child health is about more than just the mother and child. In the end, the entire family is impacted – either positively or negatively. When births are spaced closely, the health of the mother and child are jeopardized, as is the health of the family. Aberra Golo, father of four in Ethiopia, shares … Read More

Benefitting Mothers and Children

May 17, 2016By WV AdvocacyHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

Mothers and children are directly affected by healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP), making the numbers real and in too many cases painful.  “Globally, it is estimated that the deaths of 1.8 million children under five could be prevented annually if pregnancies were spaced at healthy intervals,” says Susan Otchere, the Project Director of the mobilizing … Read More

How Healthy Pregnancies Change Lives

May 10, 2016By WV AdvocacyHealthy Moms and Kids 3 Comments

Reminder: Tomorrow you can join our World Vision Advocacy conference call! Anyone is welcome to join—from experienced advocates to someone who has never emailed their members of Congress before. Click through to learn more, RSVP, and join us! Motherhood is rewarding and beautiful, but never an easy endeavor no matter who you are. While it is impossible to fully plan for the joys and challenges having a child will bring…