Jill Sheffield, President and Founder of Women Deliver, as a young nurse in Kenya, met a woman who was 25. This woman had 11 pregnancies, and 6 living children. She was desperate to be able to take care of her body and have the health and strength to care for the children she had. It set Jill on a path that has become her life’s work — to create opportunities for women and girls to have information, knowledge and the power to make choices.
I had the opportunity this weekend at the Social Good Summit to interview Jill and hear about the work going on around the world from governments, private businesses and nonprofit organizations to deliver better services to women, keep girls in school and invest in maternal health.
Jill invited all of us to get involved and spread awareness of what our sisters around the world experience. You can learn more about Women Deliver at www.womendeliver.org, follow them on Twitter and Facebook to get into action for girls and mothers everywhere!
This is cross-posted from The Million Moms Challenge, which is an initiative of the United Nations Foundation and ABC News along with more than 30 partners, to share global health issues for mothers and babies. I am the Community Manager–however all opinions expressed here are my own.
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