#Moms4MDGs Grand Finale EDT UpdateThe 8 month #Moms4MDGs campaign comes to an end this month, when World Moms Blog, along with partners, Girls Globe and Multicultural Kid Blogs will focus on the UN’s 8th goal to help eradicate extreme poverty, creating global partnerships for development (MDG8).  And what foundation best to highlight when it comes to MDG8?  The GAVI Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Why GAVI for MDG 8?

The GAVI Alliance is a partnership that includes The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the World Bank that works globally to help save the lives of children through life-saving vaccines.

“By bringing the key stakeholders in global immunisation together around one mission, GAVI combines the technical expertise of the development community with the business know-how of the private sector.” – See more at: http://www.gavialliance.org/about/partners/the-partnership-model/#sthash.ZV6Lfv9l.dpuf

GAVI’s mission is: “Saving children’s lives and protecting people’s health by increasing access to immunisation in poor countries.”

Helena Chan at the GAVI Alliance was one of the first people we met in the world of social good at the 2011 Social Good Summit in NYC.  She has been a friendly and knowledgable counterpart throughout the years. World Moms Blog’s advocacy and content has grown substantially since 2011, and it is momentous to feature one of the first organizations we have advocated for.

World Voice Editor, Elizabeth Atalay, is published on the GAVI Alliance blog today for the #Moms4MDGs campaign for MDG8, global partnerships for development.  She shares her own mother’s bout with polio, a disease that Elizabeth wishes to see eradicated in her lifetime.

Please Join the Final #Moms4MDGs Twitter Party on Wednesday!

And we cordially invite you to attend the final #Moms4MDGs Twitter Party of the 8 month campaign on Wednesday, March 19th from 1-2pm EDT.

Not in the EDT timezone? Here’s a time calculator to get your local party time!

We’d also like to extend a big Thank YOU to all the organizations, moms and people around the globe who joined in the #Moms4MDGs twitter chats over the last 8 months.  Thank you so much for being there.  And, especially, to our really fantastic cohosts recruited along the way, Girls Globe and Multicultural Kid Blogs — thank you so much for making #Moms4MDGs even better and here’s to many more social media partnerships in the future!

What’s next after #Moms4MDGs for World Moms Blog?

World Mom and Senior Editor, Purnima Ramakrishnan of India, will head to Brazil next in April and continue World Moms Blog’s coverage of the MDGs through an International Reporting Project Fellowship.  Even though the 8 month, 8 MDG campaign has ended, we will still continue to advocate for the eradication of world poverty beyond 2015 into the new 2030 goals.  #2030NOW Stay along for the journey!

And now, please do click on over to GAVI’s blog to read World Mom, Elizabeth Atalay’s, amazing post there!

Jennifer Burden, Founder, World Moms Blog

You can now read the last 7 posts of the #Moms4MDGs campaign to catch up! 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Burden

Jennifer Burden is the Founder and CEO of World Moms Network, an award winning website on global motherhood, culture, human rights and social good. World Moms Network writes from over 30 countries, has over 70 contributors and was listed by Forbes as one of the “Best 100 Websites for Women”, named a “must read” by The New York Times, and was recommended by The Times of India. She was also invited to Uganda to view UNICEF’s family health programs with Shot@Life and was previously named a “Global Influencer Fellow” and “Social Media Fellow” by the UN Foundation. Jennifer was invited to the White House twice, including as a nominated "Changemaker" for the State of the World Women Summit. She also participated in the One Campaign’s first AYA Summit on the topic of women and girl empowerment and organized and spoke on an international panel at the World Bank in Washington, DC on the importance of a universal education for all girls. Her writing has been featured by Baby Center, Huffington Post, ONE.org, the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life, and The Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists.” She is currently a candidate in Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in the Executive Masters of Public Affairs program, where she hopes to further her study of global policies affecting women and girls. Jennifer can be found on Twitter @JenniferBurden.

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