Join Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate, in fighting COVID-19 across the world in this year’s global Miles for Mothers Remix. This virtual event will help keep health care workers on the frontlines of COVID-19 safe while they prevent and contain outbreaks of COVID-19, and help moms and their families living in countries that were already experiencing crises before the COVID-19 pandemic, such as severe shortages of health care workers and lifesaving medical equipment, high maternal mortality rates, unreliable stocks of essential medicines, poor access to health facilities, lack of electricity and civil unrest.
Our goal is to raise $34,000 to help stop the pandemic in its tracks and save lives among the world’s most at-risk populations. Join us by walking, running, donating or fundraising to keep health care workers, moms and their families safe!
Three and a half years ago, after 15 years of freelancing and shuttling children to school, dance class, and swim practice, I took a job at Jhpiego, a nonprofit global healthcare organization focused on maternal and newborn health. As an editor, I spend most of my days reading about my colleagues’ work in some of the world’s poorest countries in Africa and Asia. The work they do—from teaching midwives how to resuscitate newborns and stop hemorrhage in new moms, to ensuring young men and women are tested for HIV and linked to care so they can live long, healthy lives, to providing training to prevent gender-based violence—leaves me overwhelmed at the end of every day. When COVID-19 appeared, these healthcare workers didn’t bat an eye; they just got to work—using mobile HIV clinics to go into communities and provide education and testing for COVID, delivering lifesaving HIV medications to people in their homes so they didn’t have to risk infection at the health clinic, and devising plans to ensure that women and their families continue to receive healthcare despite the pandemic.
But they need our help to continue doing this lifesaving work. This year, I’m joining my @Jhpiego colleagues throughout the world in the #MilesforMothers virtual run/walk to raise money to purchase PPE, including masks, gloves, goggles, and gowns, for these brave healthcare workers. I hope you will join me by donating to my fundraiser. Any amount is appreciated. Thank you!
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Support Miles for Mothers Remix by running or walking your distance on your own “course” and at your own pace from October 17-25, 2020. You can register as a runner or walker, or donate directly to support Miles for Mothers Remix! Create your own fundraiser to encourage your friends, family and community to help make a difference.
100% of all gifts will go directly to buying lifesaving supplies and providing education on the use of personal protective equipment to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as:
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