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

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

November 17, 2016By Cassie RollinsMaternal and Child health 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

Reigniting a Stalled Education

Reigniting a Stalled Education

September 16, 2016By Guest AuthorChild Education No Comments

By Gloria Das As he goes to school with his friends, Hemel seems like any other child. But until last year, the 10-year-old led a different life, enduring a daily 16-hour shift at a tea stall in the city of Rangpur in northern Bangladesh. Hemel’s story begins when financial hardship forced his aging parents to … Read More

Fleeing Conflict is Only the Beginning

Fleeing Conflict is Only the Beginning

August 15, 2016By Guest AuthorRefugees No Comments

By Patricia Mouamar “I don’t have dreams here [in Lebanon]; all my dreams are in Syria. I wish to return to Syria, to my school, to my house, and I wish the war stops in Syria and we have peace again. I wish they [decision makers] would change my house here [in Lebanon] because I … Read More

Six Tips to Advocate Socially

Six Tips to Advocate Socially

July 12, 2016By Zoey WilsonLearn About Advocacy No Comments

Many advocates want to increase their impact, but don’t know where to start. Doing more does not have to be overwhelming — there is an easy way to grow your impact at your fingertips! Use social media to engage your friends and family in advocacy and reach members of Congress in ways that emails and phone … Read More

We Can Act on the Call

We Can Act on the Call

June 22, 2016By Christina BradicMaternal and Child health 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

Why Are Half of Syrian Refugee Children Out of School?

Why Are Half of Syrian Refugee Children Out of School?

June 20, 2016By Stephanie HammondRefugees No Comments

On this World Refugee Day, we must protect education for all refugee children. Last week, Linda Hiebert, World Vision International’s partnership leader of education and life skills, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee about the barriers to girls’ education around the world. Linda focused on children affected by conflict and the difficulties that adolescent … Read More