Global Motherhood

No matter where she is from, a mother's happiness will depend on her child's wellbeing. This similarity cuts through all other differences that may exist between mothers living on opposite sides of the world.
Until a few weeks ago the thought of getting malaria had never crossed my mind as I'm fortunate to live in a US city where malaria is not a problem. Even when I travel to tropical areas like my parents' home country of Panama where mosquitoes eat me alive, I'm not worried as malaria is no longer present in that part of the country. This is a stark contrast to my recent trip with Malaria No More UK to Ghana, West Africa, where malaria affects the entire population of 24 million people and is a leading cause of death amongst young children. The charity has released a short film today about my trip - I went to learn as much as I could about malaria and the work happening to make sure every home in the country has a mosquito net by the end of this year.
New figures from the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) show that global aid fell in 2011 for the first time in 14 years. The cut of nearly 3% will impede progress in reducing poverty and cost children's lives.
Thousands of lives and millions of pounds were lost needlessly because of a "dangerous delay" in the response to the East
According to new research today, babies who are breast-fed cry more, laugh less and generally have ‘more challenging temperaments
From the Arab Spring to floods in Thailand and droughts in East Africa, children are often the most vulnerable in society
Enfield based charity 'Baby i' is aiming to provide abandoned babies with the support and assistance they need in giving
High street coffee shops could pose a risk to pregnant women due to large variations in caffeine content, according to research
Just less than a month ago, we moved house from Edinburgh to the South East of England, so that my husband could start his new job with Save the Children. Ever since then our 2 and a half-year-old son Tom has been working really hard to understand what his dad's new job is all about.
Maternity services in England and Wales have been "overwhelmed" by a rising number of births, including more complex cases
No parent should have to watch their child die. One of the first mothers I met in Sigale camp, Mogadishu, told me how she had had to do just that. Fleeing from her home because of the drought, unable to feed her children, she trekked seven days with her four children to Mogadishu to find refuge. On the way her youngest child, still breastfeeding, died. There was nothing she could do. She looked exhausted, and hadn't eaten herself for four days but was determined to save the lives of her three remaining children.