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Best Practices and Photography from the Safe Motherhood Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean – Book

Best Practices and Photography from the Safe Motherhood Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean -...

Results of the Regional SMI photography contest

It is our pleasure to share the results of the Regional Safe Motherhood Initiative Photography Contest:...

Send an e-card for Mother’s Day, using Safe Motherhood photos

Now available on Safe Motherhood Initiaitive web site: send an e-card for Mother´s Day! The photos in the card feature some of the winners of the national Safe Motherhood Initiative photography contests. There is no cost to send the card, and you can send it as many times as you like! To send a card, click...

Winners of Safe Motherhood Regional Contests to be announced May 29!

Join us on Tuesday, May 29, at 10:30 a.m. EST to find out the winners of the Best Practices Contest and Photography Contest of the Safe Motherhood Initiative. Participate virtually...

The story behind the photo: Venezuela

“Wayuu Breastfeeding in democracy” I took this photo in Maracaibo during my country´s elections in 2008. After I exercised my right to vote, I went with my always-present camera to try to capture the mood outside the voting center. I immediately saw this Wayuu mother breastfeeding her child; additionally, she had a stained finger (in my country, dying the little finger purple is a way to control who has voted). This incredible scene caught my attention and I asked permission to take her...

The story behind the photo: Uruguay

“Nap” Every week Nadia travels to Pinar, about 30 kilometers outside of Montevideo, to take care of her nephew Caetano while his mother works in an area school. One afternoon after lunch, Nadia retired to put the baby to sleep while I stayed in the dining room. After a few minutes, when I went to see who had put whom to sleep, I came upon this scene full of peace and intimacy: the child soundly resting and the satisfaction of his aunt while protecting him. So I simply took the photo, but...

The story behind the photo: Trinidad and Tobago

“Breast is best” Watching my daughter breastfeeding my grandson who is just a couple weeks old, snuggled in the warmth and comfort of her arms and bosom, reminds me of how immaculate motherhood can be and how beautiful it is to see my grandson safe. Being a first time mom, she is enjoying a special moment of breastfeeding for the first time in her life. She feels safe knowing that her baby is enjoying a scrumptious meal of the healthiest brew: No artificial flavorings, no additives, no...

The story behind the photo: Suriname

"Eating healthy” Since children are God's gift, what better way is there to keep them safe than to feed them healthy food. This mother of 30 already has a son of 5 and is now expecting her second child. Fruits and vegetables are a very important part of her daily meal and she is teaching her son to enjoy them also. She says that you can never start too early. In this picture she is buying fresh vegetables and fruits for today at the market place next door. Photographer: Clint Jessurun,...

The history behind the photo: Peru

“Resting” There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on all the beaches on earth. It is so incredible to contemplate the gift of life generated by the natural feeling of the sacred. This emotion could be enough to stop wars and violence. The gift of life, passed from mother to child since the beginning of time, is the heart of the concept of civilization, where solidarity, generosity, cooperation and reciprocity are central themes. In this photo taken outside of the city...

The story behind the photo: Paraguay

"Emma playing” Emma is a few months old, in the hospital for severe acute respiratory symptoms. After intensive treatment, she has moved to the children’s ward, where she is able to receive more attention from her mother, who gives her all her dedication and care. She is so humble and timid that she did not wish to appear in the photo. This expression of unity between Emma and her mother was a profound inspiration to the photographer, who couldn’t resist capturing the...