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.
I nominated Dr. Sophia Webster whom I recently interviewed for this blog, for taking her medical knowledge and ability to reach remote communities as a pilot and setting out to raise awareness for maternal health, share her expertise with other community health-care workers and deliver life saving supplies in the areas that need it most. (via The Real Awards)
For me, it would be the delivery nurse that helped me through my last natural childbirth at Baylor Frisco. It’s terrible that I didn’t even catch her name to thank her properly, but there were moments when I really thought I couldn’t continue with the pain of my natural childbirth, and this woman was AMAZING! (via McKinney Mommas: Nominate Your Favorite Health Care Worker For A Real Award!)
Every year, we make plans to watch the award shows on television – honoring actors, actresses, television shows, and singers – who might or might not be doing something good for the world. However, again this year, YOU can nominate and vote for people who are actually making a difference in the world! Individuals who are saving lives and making the world a better place for all… not just in show business. (via The Real Awards 2013 - Mom on the Run x2)
The REAL Awards are a first-of-its kind global awards program, launched by Save the Children, to honor health workers around the world. Health workers rarely receive recognition for the lifesaving care they provide millions of people.
It is estimated that the world is short more than 5 million health workers. In the developing world, frontline health workers are often the first and only point of contact to the health care system.
As a registered nurse, I am quiet fond of healthcare workers. Healthcare workers see people at all stages of life and in all emotional states. We see you when you are at your worst and sometimes when you are at your best. We help you when you do not want help. We help you when you cannot help yourself. Helping you is not just our job, but our passion.
I’d love for you to join me in supporting this amazing awards program – The Real Awards. Let’s celebrate the accomplishments of frontline health workers across the world, and applaud the real difference that they are making in the lives of other mothers and their families in every country. Let’s show them that they are appreciated. Let’s help The Real Awards grow into something as big as the other awards that get so much attention – the Acadamy Awards, the Oscars, or the Golden Globes.
My hope is that Save The Children and Frontline Health Workers Coalition continue to recognize the underappreciated health workers saving lives every day. I believe this is the last day to nominate a health worker in the United States. Please consider taking the few minutes to recognize someone important to you.
AIDS is 100% preventable. You can help with AIDS prevention by making a donation to A Mother’s Fight. Your donation will help with education and access to medical care. Any donation helps. How can you argue with 3.4 million sick children? (via The kids are grown, now what?: World AIDS Day 2012)
Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Emmys, Grammys, and Oscars, but let’s not pretend the winners of those awards are doing anything world-changing. Yes, there is beauty in art and beauty is necessary, but wouldn’t it be nice if we rolled out the red carpet and idolized people who are saving lives and making the world a safter place to live? Luckily, you get to do just that.
The wonderful folks at Save the Children, along with partners like Medtronic Foundation, The Merck Company Foundation, and Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation and Competition in Healthcare, and supporting partners GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis and Time Inc have created The Real Awards, a global award program to develop greater appreciation for health care workers around the world and the life-saving and enhancing care they provide.