Earlier this month, I posted on the upcoming Newborn Health Summit in South Africa and shared some tragic facts about how many children are not getting a chance at life. The post is called “Crisis and Hope in Newborn Health“.

As part of the Global Team of 200, I have been working with the Gates Foundation this month to spread word and awareness about global newborn health in honor of The Global Newborn Health Conference being held on April 15th in South Africa. The conference is supported by Save the Children. MCHIP, Gates Foundation, USAID andUNICEF.

Today, my YouTube video was released on why I am advocating for newborn health. It made me cry. It is so beautiful that I had to share. It is a part of who I am, what I believe, what I stand for, and why I must advocate for all those voiceless moms around the world  who won’t have the joy of watching their children grow up.

I am so honored to be part of the Global Team of 200 and truly looking forward to my upcoming trip to India this May where I will go to advocate and learn more about maternal health.


  1. It’s definitely a global issue with devotees to this cause. I tip my hat to the healthcare providers that watch and monitor these newborns. I have a relative who is a neonatologist and it’s exhausting work, but so rewarding when a child survives. You’re doing great work by your advocacy.

  2. Very moving, Nicole. You have two beautiful children who I know will grow up as caring about the world around them as their mom. I’ve said before you inspire your readers with every blog post. I’m sure your trip to India will be a unique experience and will help make a difference. I look forward to hearing all about it!

    1. I am so honored to be doing this work and feel like I’ve finally found my calling in life. I can’t wait for the future to see what more I can do, as I have more time to dedicate to helping others. Thanks for your kind words! 🙂

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