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Progress and Hope: Dr. Ahuna Ezaikonwa-Onochie, United Nations Resident Coordinator

The final stop on the Shot@Life trip to Uganda, Africa was a visit to the United Nations Headquarters in Kampala.  We were given the opportunity to have a private meeting with Dr. Ahuna Ezaikonwa-Onochie, U.N. Resident Coordinator of Uganda Center, an eloquent and classy native of  Nigeria. Dr. Onochie is a 16 year veteran of the United

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VIDEO: The Voices of Angels – Railway Primary School

    From the moment they began to sing, I just knew that music came from their souls, their heritage, OUR ancestry.   When one person led a song the others followed with enthusiasm and jubilee. When they sang together, their voices blended like a school of fish; bending, moving and flowing together as one. Each soprano,

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Motherhood: A Universal Word

She wore a little green dress with bright eyes, and tiny little hands and  feet. Five month old Baby Harriett didn’t realize that today was a special day. One that would save her life! A small group of three Shot@Life Champion were given the privilege of following a family’s journey. Young grandmother Rosemary and her

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The Pride of Mubende Village – Family Health Day

    Mubende Village is very rich in culture, style and religion. Churches and mosques are on nearly every corner, but health centers are not. So UNICEF uses the opportunity to capture village citizens coming in droves to worship, and offers free immunizations, de-worming, birth registry, blood pressure and HIV/AIDS testing and results. Shot@Life gave us

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Little Mariam – St. Zoe Boarding School

A lawyer, a chief justice, a nurse, the President, an athlete and a UNICEF worker. These are the careers the children of St. Zoe Boarding School of the Mubende Village aspire to be. Not the agricultural workers their parents need them to be. They dream of higher heights for themselves. They see a world open

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1 Meal a Day and Still Smiling About Education

If you only had 1 meal a day, would you still keep smiling? That is the reality for the beautiful children I had the pleasure of meeting at Railway Primary School today in Kampala, Uganda. The meal these children have at school will be the only meal they have all day long. You see, their

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Anticipating Uganda!

I received a phone call a few weeks ago from the United Nations Foundation – Shot@Life Campaign that both shocked and humbled me. I was invited to attend the FIRST EVER observation trip to Uganda, Africa to see first hand the work being done on the ground with polio and measles immunizations. Since that phone

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Am I A Spoiled American?

Am I  totally SPOILED American? I have been juicing for 4 months straight and feel amazing! So my trip to Africa with Shot@Life  has me extremely stressed in that I won’t be able to juice or eat fruit and veggies in Uganda. The thought of not being able to continue my clean eating regimen is

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World Changers – Social Good Summit NYC

Mashable, an organization that reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world, hosts the Social Good Summit during UN Week each year in New York City. September 22-24, 2012, I was honored to be invited as a guest, along with fellow United Nations Foundation – Shot@Life Champions, and

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NYC Shot@Life Mobile Launch Party

Dancing cuties, games, food, arts, crafts, cookie decorating, and Shot@Life awareness. That was the scene during the Shot@Life Mobile Launch Party in New York City on September 21, 2012.  Shot@Life Champions, Social Good Bloggers, and their children danced to the sounds of Baby Loves Disco all night long as we learned more about the message of vaccine preventable

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