"There's really no more rewarding work in the world than helping women and girls attain the highest possible quality of life." ~ Carinne Brody
This month's Big Vision Podcast interview is special because it's part of the Girl Effect Blogging Campaign organized by Tara Sophia Mohr. The idea behind The Girl Effect is that when we invest in girls, particularly in developing countries, everybody wins. When a girl receives an education, she stays healthy, HIV negative, marries when she chooses, and raises a healthy family. You may have seen The Girl Effect videos. If you haven't, check them out at GirlEffect.org.
From October 4-11, Tara is asking bloggers to raise awareness about The Girl Effect by writing about it on their blogs. If you'd like to read their posts, or join the Girl Effect Blogging Campaign, go to taramohr.com/girleffectposts.
When I signed up to participate in the Girl Effect Blogging Campaign, I wasn't sure how I would contribute, but when I connected with Carinne Brody at an International Museum of Women event a couple weeks ago, I knew she would be a wonderful person to talk with us about the connection between girls' education and global health.
Carinne Brody is a doctoral candidate in public health at UC Berkeley. She is conducting an evaluation of a reproductive health voucher program in Uganda and Cambodia as part of her dissertation, and she co-instructs the International Maternal and Child Health Seminar, and the Maternal and Child Health Core course at UC Berkeley. She did a joint Masters in Public Health and Economic Development at Columbia University. Before and during her studies, she conducted field research for governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as foundations, on maternal and child health in Sri Lanka, Ghana, Haiti, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya and India.
You can listen and subscribe to the Big Vision Podcast via iTunes, or on the player above. If you have suggestions for people I should interview, please email me at britt AT brittbravo DOT com.
Learn more about Carinne, The Girl Effect and Maternal Health:
- Carinne Brody on LinkedIn
- The Girl Effect
- The Girl Effect Blogging Campaign
- Carinne worked with Fatima Jibrell in Somalia
- Resources she recommended:
-From Outrage to Courage: Women Taking Action for Health and Justice by Anne Firth Murray (Founding President of The Global Fund for Women).
-Maternal Health Task Force
-A Walk to Beautiful
- Carinne and I connected at an event for the International Museum of Women
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Music: "Mango Delight," by Kenya Masala. Connect with Kenya through CD Baby and Source Consulting Group.