Mahila Musing: Nepal, Part 3

Through partnerships with on-the-ground organizations and a heap of passion for helping women around the world, Mahila Partnership takes a unique approach to sustainable development and disaster recovery in the communities where we work. Mahila’s President, Angela Devlen offers a deeper look at Mahila’s past projects in Nepal, how the team responded in the wake of […]

Mahila Musings: Nepal, Part 2

In Part 1 of our video series, Mahila Partnership President, Angela Devlen introduced Sabita, our now long-time partner and team leader in Nepal. Due the status of women and children in Nepal, Sabita is a strong health, nutrition and disaster risk reduction advocate. She has experienced first-hand the impacts of reoccurring landslides in the areas where she […]

Stories from Guatemala: The intersection between chronic malnutrition and access to contraception.”

For about one-third of my life (soon to reach 75 years of age) I have lived in Guatemala, a country that deserves a much better government than it has ever had. It is a beautiful, agricultural country, and yet some 50% of its children under 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition[i], which results in both growth […]

Putting an End to Preventable Maternal and Child Deaths through Advocacy

Mothers everywhere want the same thing for their kids; to see them grow up healthy and strong and realize the full potential that every child brings to the world. Medical practitioners get to see the beginnings of these dreams, providing a safe and healthy start to life for both mom and baby. Sadly, too often, […]

Food for thought: the role of nutrition and health in non-communicable diseases.

By Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN Dean & Professor Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Epidemiological transitions have seen a global shift from the burden of communicable to non-communicable disease. Internationally, there is a significant burden of premature death and disability attributed to chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and stroke.