Global Team of 200

Global Team of 200 is a highly specialized group of members of Mom Bloggers for Social Good that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger and maternal health.

Our Motto: Individually we are all powerful. Together we can change the world. We believe in the power of collective action to help others and believe in ourselves to make this world a better place for our children and the world’s children.

Posts tagged "Barb Webb"

Though I wouldn’t classify labor as the most joyful experience, the end result certainly was! Caring doctors and nurses helped bring each of my precious babies into the world, taking care of our need and health concerns. I feel truly blessed that my children and I do not know what it’s like to have unsafe delivery conditions or lack of access to proper medical care. (via Ending Newborn Deaths #FirstDay | Save The Children’s Report on Newborn Health #globalteamof200)

The 2014 letter from Bill and Melinda, “Three Myths that Block Progress for the Poor,” addresses three misconceptions about the global effort to end extreme poverty: Poor countries are doomed to stay poor, foreign aid is a big waste, and saving lives leads to overpopulation. In fact, life is better for more people around the world than it has ever been. People are living longer, healthier lives and poverty rates have been cut in half in the last 25 years. Child mortality is plunging. Many nations that were aid recipients are now self-sufficient. Bill and Melinda want to tackle these myths because too often they give people a reason not to act. (via Three Myths that Block Progress for the Poor #stopthemyth #globalteamof200 | 2014 Bill and Melinda Gates Annual Letter)

Despite living in the country with a bountiful garden, it’s still a challenge to get my boys to make healthy food choices. Though they won’t eat tomatoes off the vine, they certainly gobble up our homemade salsa, spaghetti sauce and their favorite, Cheddar Tomato Pie. With 8 ingredients, 4 of which come from our farm, this is a super easy dish to prepare that yields flavorful results. I feel good because they are getting a wholesome, healthy meal. They feel great because they love the taste. We know that good nutrition helps children grow up healthy and strong. But did you also know it helps kids learn and earn more when they grow up? That’s according to Save the Children’s new report Food for Thought. In the study, Save the Children details how nutritious food impacts a child’s cognitive development and its far-reaching effects on economic growth. There are 165 million children globally who are chronically malnourished and the recent findings suggest that the global economic impact of malnutrition could be up to $125 billion! (via Food for Thought: Cheddar Tomato Pie #Gr8Recipes #SavetheChildren)

Several teachers in our area have told me that several of their students cry at the end of the school year, not because of their affection of the school environment, but because they will no longer have a warm breakfast and lunch ready for them each day. We cannot ignore these cries!

How often do you think about the water you drink? Perhaps you use a filtration system to help purify, but even without, most of us in the United States can drink water in our homes without worry of deadly contaminates. We can run water freely for baths, dishes, laundry, and even enjoyment. It’s certainly easy to take this privilege for granted. (via Clean Water Should Be a Basic Right #WaterAid #GlobalTeamof200)

Sometimes, many of the problems in our world seem so remote, so distant from our day to day lives. It’s easy to turn off the news or turn blinders to things that are not prevalent in our personal communities. But, sadly, many of these ills are at our doorstep. As a mother, I find child abuse, neglect, trafficking and exploitation to be an important issue we should not and cannot tune out on. These children need our voice, our strength, and our commitment to bring us to the day when ZERO children are exploited (via Will You Take Action to Help Put and End to Child Trafficking? #EndTrafficking #GlobalTeamof200)

With the help of many, World Food Programme is able to provide food assistance in emergency situations from Syria to Eastern Congo. And they need our help to continue this critical mission to saves lives and make the world a better place for all.

A quote from Mahatma Gandhi that is often used (and one that I happen to love and aspire to) is “Be the change you want to see in the world.” But often times I feel overwhelmed when it comes to modeling this wisdom because there is so much poverty, so many people hurting, and so many wrongs that could use “righting.” (via Gifts of Empowerment for Impoverished Women Artisans #GlobalTeamof200)

Giving Tuesday is a new movement to celebrate giving and encourage more, better and smarter giving during the holiday season. This national celebration, bringing together charities, families, businesses, community centers, students retailers and more aims to create an on-going tradition of helping make the season a giving one! (via How Will You Get Involved on Giving Tuesday? #GivingTuesday)

Save the Children and the Frontline Health Workers Coalition have joined together to launch the REAL Awards to honor health workers around the globe and you have the opportunity to nominate an exceptional health worker! 

Many health workers have made a profound difference in my family’s life, it will be difficult to choose just one.  Whether it was life saving emergency treatment, excellence in care, thorough testing to get a correct diagnosis, or a kind word when it was dearly needed, health care workers have made difficult situations better through their dedication, care, and comfort. 

(via Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF #ToT4UNICEFMy earliest memories of Halloween include carrying a UNICEF box along with my trick-or-treat bag. It was a school-wide effort and I loved getting that bright orange box each year, putting it together, carrying it throughout my neighborhood and turning it in the day after, inherently knowing I’d done something for a greater global good, not just taking home my own candy stash.