Christy Turlington Burns

Christy Turlington Burns is the founder of Every Mother Counts, a campaign to end preventable deaths caused by pregnancy and childbirth around the world. Every Mother Counts informs, engages, and mobilizes new audiences to take action to improve the health and well-being of girls and women worldwide.

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Take 2 minutes this Mother’s Day to help mothers everywhere

Take 2 minutes this Mother’s Day to help mothers everywhere

We are calling on moms to take just 2 minutes out of their day to do 2 things to raise awareness and help moms and moms-2-be around the world. If every empowered mom did just 2 simple things to support maternal health, together we would make tremendous strides towards our goal to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every m...
Why you should skip mother’s day this year

Why you should skip mother’s day this year

Model, mom and Every Mother Counts founder Christy Turlington Burns explains why she wants moms to skip Mother’s Day this year: I’m Christy Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts and proud member of ONE. I’ve been on these pages before, blogging about my travels and the work we’ve done together on behalf......
Support maternal and child health — donate your old cell phone!

Support maternal and child health — donate your old cell phone!

Christy Turlington Burns, ONE member and founder of Every Mother Counts, shares a resourceful way you can help the world’s poorest today. When was the last time your cell phone saved your life? In the world’s poorest countries, this happens every day. Cell phones help mothers get the medicine they need, babies rec......

VIDEO: What you can do to improve maternal health

I’m thrilled that “No Woman No Cry,” my documentary on maternal and child health, premiered on the Oprah Winfrey Network last weekend for Mother’s Day. It couldn’t have aired at a better time. I hope that it encouraged women to advocate for improved health for moms all over the world. In case you missed it,&hell......

Cada madre cuenta!

Model, mom and activist Christy Turlington Burns is visiting Guatemala to check in on maternal health progress after shooting a piece of her documentary, “No Woman No Cry,” there a few years ago. This is her third blog post in the series. If anyone ever asks the question, “How much can one fit into three…...

Day two in Guatemala: An inside look at health programs that work

Everybody poops. There, I said it. It’s a topic that not many like to talk about, but that is all about to change because today is World Toilet Day. Did you know that 2.6 billion people — about a third of the world’s population — do not have somewhere safe, private or hygienic to go…...

Checking in on maternal health in Guatemala

Model, mom and activist Christy Turlington Burns is visiting Guatemala to check in on maternal health progress after shooting a piece of her documentary, “No Woman No Cry,” there a few years ago. This is her first blog post in the series. I arrived back to Guatemala yesterday and it feels like seeing an old&hellip......

The MDG diary of Christy Turlington Burns – Day 4

Our fourth post from our special correspondent this week, model and activist Christy Turlington Burns. Today I was finally able to venture over to the Clinton Global Initiative (an idea founded in order to turn ideas into actions to “help our world move beyond the current state of globalization to a more integrated global c......

The MDG diary of Christy Turlington Burns – Day 3

Our third post from our special correspondent this week, model and activist Christy Turlington Burns. I just arrived home from the Every Mother, Every Child event at the United Nations, where the Secretary-General launched the Global Strategy for Women and Children’s Health. Representatives from around the world were pr......

The MDG diary of Christy Turlington Burns

Our first post from our special correspondent this week, Christy Turlington Burns! After weeks of anticipation, MDG week has finally arrived in New York. The focus is of course on the gathering at the United Nations, where world leaders will be taking stock of progress to date and – we hope – making plans for&hell......

Global Fund and (RED) Provide Hope at Tema General Hospital in Ghana

ONE is embarking on a listening and learning trip to Senegal, Ghana, Mozambique and Kenya with members of our board and other supporters. Christy Turlington Burns checks in: I met an inspiring woman a few days ago in Accra, Ghana. Her name was Elizabeth*. She is a mother, a widow and she is HIV positive.…...