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Heather B. Armstrong
We're visiting Temeke Hospital, a government facility in Dar es Salaam learning about the challenges facing maternal care in more urban areas of Tanzania, challenges that among many include capacity, funding, staffing, and cultural beliefs about doctors and hospitals. Up to 90 babies are delivered h
Sorry about the snow in Utah, guys.
Today we visited @everymomcounts latest grantee, Foundation for African Medicine and Education (FAME) in Karatu, Tanzania. It began as a mobile clinic and has grown to a full site that includes an outpatient clinic, diagnostics lab, emergency room and two operating rooms. Last year alone it served o
Marlo is going to flip out when she finds out what I got her in Africa
Very early morning walk that was somewhat worth the wake up call
I could get used to waking up to this.
Thank you so much to everyone who has been so supportive of this journey and cause, and a special thanks to @larabar for their encouragement and such a generous donation to @everymomcounts. I finished the Kilimanjaro Half without injuries which was my goal, somewhere around 2 hours 15 minutes. Much
It's 4AM here and we are looking at an hour and a half drive to the starting line. Got my bib, sunscreen, water bottle and playlists filled with ridiculous pop music. Kilimanjaro Half, here I come. @everymomcounts #EveryMileEveryMother #TZ15 #WhatIsPossible #MaternalHealth
A gorgeous morning in East Africa
Many thanks to @larabar for helping me get here to this precipice, only one day before I run 13.1 miles at the base of Kilimanjaro just east of here for @everymomcounts to help bring better access and quality maternal health care for those in desperate need. Last minute donations to my run can be ma
Today we visited Oldonya Sambu Health Dispensary where a portion of "No Woman, No Cry" was filmed by @cturlington in 2009. We returned to the site today in commemoration of the fifth birthday of @everymomcounts and installed a solar power unit in partnership with We Care Solar, giving the facility e
Good morning, Tanzania
First night ever in Africa
Outside @everymomcounts headquarters
Parent teacher conferences revealed she's made so much improvement with her letters and numbers, but our task now is to get her to write her last name. That's nine straight letters. Without stopping for a cigarette break. Hopefully there will be strategic Gatorade stations along this journey.
I'm off to Tanzania w/@everymomcounts to help improve access and quality of maternal care:
This is me last evening having totally forgotten what it was like to drive to LAX from West Hollywood during rush hour. On a Friday. People were writing movie scripts at stop lights on La Cienega. #latergram
Back in the old neighborhood
Hello again, Los Angeles.
Quick day trip and all of the coffee