Google+ Hangout On Air: Stories with Heart
On Feb. 14, 2013 at 2pm, the Children’s Prize will host Stories with Heart: A Commitment to Child Survival during a live broadcast via Google+ Hangout On Air.
The Children’s Prize together with Rachel Zaslow (Mother Health International), Jacqueline Cutts (Safe Mothers Safe Babies) and Lorna Owens (Footprints Foundation) will share a candid dialogue about their commitment to child survival through their work.
The information for the guests speakers and their respective organizations is as follows:
Rachel Zaslow, Mother Health International
Rachel Zaslow is the Executive Director for Mother Health International, which is an NGO supporting high volume midwifery model of care centers in Uganda and Haiti. She co-founded Earth Birth: International Women’s Health Collective to promote local practice, the sharing of skills across culture and protect the role of the traditional midwife. Rachel also holds a masters in Performance Studies and is a candidate for a PhD in Women’s and Gender Studies. She teaches courses in Women’s Health and International Development, War and Trauma, as well as the intersections between Narrative and Medicine.
Jacqueline Cutts, Safe Mothers Safe Babies
Jacquie Cutts is the Founding President and CEO of Safe Mothers, Safe Babies (SAFE), a nonprofit organization working to improve maternal and child health (MCH) in rural Uganda through community-based methods. She graduated in 2009 from Vassar College with a BA and Departmental Honors in Political Science, which she received for writing a 100-page thesis researching the relationship between failing development projects and the non-participatory process of their design in international reproductive and maternal healthcare. It was this research that resulted in the founding of Safe Mothers, Safe Babies and shaped its methodology of “participatory development,” in which target populations are engaged as true partners in the defining, identification, and solving of urgent health and development problems affecting MCH populations. Jacquie’s expertise includes integrated approaches to the improvement of MCH—with a focus on triangulated methods that simultaneously address health systems and infrastructure, infectious disease, and citizen demand for services—and the use of solar, information, and communication technologies to accelerate impact.
Lorna Owens, Footprints Foundation
Lorna Owens is an Attorney, Legal Commentator Nancy Grace Show HLN AND TRU TV IN SESSION,Gender Expert,International Speaker,Executive/ Life Coach and Author who travels the World teaching the Art and Science of Success to Women’s Groups and organizations. She has appeared on NBC, TBN and TV in Jamaica, Cayman Island and Bermuda. The Miami Herald called her a Pioneer and the Mother of Reinvention; Advance for Nurses says she wows her Audiences. Lorna Owens is a Former Registered Nurse as well as a Midwife. Her AMAZING New Book EVERYDAY GRACE EVERY MIRACLE set in Jamaica tells life changing stories from men and women around the world. Her third book a legal thriller THE LADY LAWYER will be out next year.