Celebrating World Health Day 2015, April 7

In 1948, there was a call for the creation of a "World Health Day" to mark the founding of the World Health Organization. And since 1950, World Health Day has been celebrated annually on 7 April. Each year a theme is selected for World Health Day that highlights a priority area of concern for WHO World Health Day gives all of us a worldwide opportunity to focus on key public health issues that affect the international community. It is celebrated every year on 7 April, under the … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Incorporate More Whole Foods into Your Family’s Diet

If you are trying to eat healthier, one way you can do so is by consuming more whole foods. By eating more whole foods you are helping to strengthen your body’s immune system, which allows it to fight off colds and other illnesses more easily, as well as providing it with plenty of essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Have you ever wondered why certain people never seem to get sick while others always seem to be sick? People may chalk it up to good genes, but much of the time it’s … [Read more...]

Cheryl Millett, BSc NNCP CCIr – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of yet one more generous, inspired and thoughtful powerhouse of a woman. This woman has devoted most of ther life to the works for others, from walking trails through to helping at centers. Today, her primary mission in life is the Health of others. Being a nutritional expert, this woman mantra in life is ' Holistic Nutrition…changing the health of women one bite at a time! ' Join us her and Celebrate the Life of this … [Read more...]

UNFPA, Launch of First-Ever Global Map of Devastating Childbirth Injury

Launch of First-Ever Global Map of Devastating Childbirth Injury SANTA BARBARA, CA/ SAN JOSE, CA/ UNITED NATIONS, New York—The largest and most comprehensive map of available services for women living with obstetric fistula was launched today by Direct Relief International, the Fistula Foundation, and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. The release of the Global Fistula Map, a major step forward in understanding the landscape of worldwide treatment capacity for … [Read more...]

Pregnancy & Childbirth, ‘Can I Transmit HIV to My Baby?’

Pregnancy & Childbirth Page Highlights: Can I Transmit HIV to My Baby? What Are the HIV Risks of Pregnancy and Childbirth? Should I Get Tested for HIV If I am Pregnant? Should My Baby Be Tested for HIV? Can I Transmit HIV to My Baby? Yes. HIV-positive mothers can transmit HIV to their babies. This is called “mother-to-child transmission.” (It is also called “perinatal" or "vertical transmission.”) An HIV-positive mother can transmit HIV to her baby in three … [Read more...]

Women’s education ‘smartest global investment,’ Ban tells world at Davos

Women’s education ‘smartest global investment,’ Ban tells World Economic Forum     Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at event for the Every Woman, Every Child initiative. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe   January 2012 – Secretary-GeneralBan Ki-moon called today on business leaders attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to increase their investment in women’s education and health to ensure their well-being and encourage their participation … [Read more...]

Let's Move says: Happy Memorial Day!

May 27, 2011 Kidsplaying toss up during the Let’s Move! in Indian Country launch event on the Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin on Wednesday, May 25, 2011. (Photoby Gary Garrison, Bureau of Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of Interior). THIS WEEK Greetings from Let’s Move! Happy Memorial Day! Before the summer hits, wedecided to launch two important initiatives this week. On Monday, we launchedLet’s Move! Museums and Gardens, an initiative to provide opportunities for millions of … [Read more...]

Let's Move: Robin Schepper, Happy Physical Education (PE) Month!‏

MAY 16, 2011 Chef Paul helps kids at Dodson Elementary School prepare nutritious and fun meals. THIS WEEK Happy Physical Education (PE) Month! Last Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama announced new collaborations to support our military families at an event with the President’s Council of Fitness, Sport and Nutrition. Part of a new initiative called Joining Forces, a national effort that mobilizes all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and … [Read more...]

care2 – Invest in Life-Saving Vaccines for Kids‏

Each year, pneumonia and diarrhea kill more children than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined, but we can help. Tell world leaders to save lives by funding two proven pneumonia and diarrhea vaccines. » Vaccines are the best way to save millions; they've proven to be cheap, easy to give and, most of all, effective. Not only do they save lives now, vaccines dramatically reduce the likelihood of future disabilities and illness, making sure that children have the chance to grow up to be … [Read more...]

Let'sMove Initiative – April 28th

APRIL 28, 2011 More than 30 Native Youth from across the country came to the Nation’s Capitol to plant vegetable seeds that are indigenous to North America. (USDA Photo by Lance Cheung) THIS WEEK Greetings from Let’s Move! The First Lady always says that everyone has a role to play in solving the epidemic of childhood obesity. This past week illustrated the many ways different sectors of society are stepping up. Last Sunday, the NBA released a PSA with the First Lady encouraging kids to be … [Read more...]

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