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.
Water is just the beginning of the road out of poverty. WaterAid helps the world’s poorest people to plan, build and manage their own safe water supplies and to improve their sanitation and hygiene. These basic services transform lives. Hours spent carrying water can instead be spent with family, tending crops, raising livestock or starting a business. Simple changes to sanitation and hygiene practices save thousands of babies’ lives and keep children in school. (via World Water Day, You and WaterAid America | climatemama.com)
My first child, born in New York City, arrived with tired, labored cries in the early hours of what would be a bright and sunny January morning, after many, many, hours of hard labor. Yet not for a moment did I doubt that my beautiful son wouldn’t see his “second day,’ nor did I think twice about the amazing health care that I received throughout my pregnancy as well as at those critical moments of his birth. Sadly, this is not the case for so many mothers around the world. According to Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children: “The first day of a child’s life is the most dangerous, and too many mothers give birth alone on the floor of their home or in the bush without any life-saving help. We hear horror stories of mothers walking for hours during labor to find trained help, all too often ending in tragedy. (via Newborns, Climate Change, Save the Children and the First Day | climatemama.com)
The belief that the world can’t solve extreme poverty and disease isn’t just mistaken. It is harmful. Bill Gates As part of the Global Team of 200, we are thrilled to come together with bloggers from around the country to write about a given topic and elevate issues of mutual concern and interest by helping our respective audiences learn something new; something that they can then teach their families, friends and colleagues. Our first collective project this year is to share the Bill and Melinda Gates Annual Letter. The letter forcefully dispels the following 3 myths 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. (via The Bill and Melinda Gates, Annual Letter & Why we need to Discredit Myths | climatemama.com)
Sadly, we are reminded daily about how vulnerable we are to natural disasters and unnatural ones, as headlines about floods and shootings seem to jump out at us from our daily news feeds with increasing regularity. (via Blog)
ClimateMama, NTDS is an acronym most of us aren’t too familiar with. Neglected tropical diseases or NTDs are a group of parasitic and bacterial infections that infect one in six people worldwide, including more than half a billion KIDS! NTDs disable, debilitate and perpetuate poverty. In worst-case scenarios, they can kill. (via Blog)
While there are many causes and therefore are a wide range of tools we need to develop at multiple levels to deal with the climate crisis, one part of this disaster – the famine in the Horn of Africa – has a solution. “S” is for hope and for a real and achievable solution. We can ALL be heroes and create a positive and hopefully outcome for the people of the Horn of Africa, if we have the will to do so. As Jor-El, Superman father explains to Superman in Man of Steel, hope can be an important tool to inspire humans – bringing out the best in us – helping us join forces for planetary good. The crisis in the Horn of Africa is an incredibly important opportunity for us to do just that. (via Blog)
Most developing countries have very low per capita carbon footprints yet they feel the effects of global warming and it’s impacts on clean drinking water most significantly. Global warming has no boundaries. The US produces close to 20% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions which don’t stay “over the USA” but contribute to climate change the world over. So while the impacts of water scarcity may be more visible in other parts of the world, this is OUR problem and we need to be part of the solution. (via Blog)
I want to share some of my thoughts on why I feel that women will be central to creating a culture that will make, create and facilitate policies and action to successfully fight against climate change. (via Blog)
Right now we want to share Charity Miles with you; an amazing app and exciting opportunity to raise money for some of your favorite United Nations Foundation charities just by getting your daily exercise!! (via Blog)
This month, through the Global Team of 200 we are helping raise awareness and attention for Shanti Uganda which improves infant and maternal health, provides safe women-centered care and supports the well-being of birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda. (via Blog)