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" I can contribute, be valuable, and grow in many ways, since my interests are so varied. That is very satisfying. "
" It's one thing to donate money. It's a whole other thing to give an opportunity for someone to make his own money. "
" Creative new health strategies like micro-insurance for poor people or Kangaroo care for pre-term babies are transforming health outcomes in even the most low-resource settings. Dedication and innovation are transforming health care worldwide. "
" Dying in childbirth is something that's not new; it's been going on for ages, and so it's not something that people focus on; it's not something that gets funded a lot, and it's exactly for that reason that we are losing mothers all the time, and we have kids with no mothers. "
" Children with healthy mothers are much more likely to survive childhood, attend school and live healthy, productive lives. "
" I am always touched when friends make contributions to my foundation on my behalf. "
" Investing in women's lives is an investment in sustainable development, in human rights, in future generations - and consequently in our own long-term national interests. "
" For my diet, I choose mostly organic. But in general, I am a big believer in trying to strike a balance with everything. "
" I'm Christian. Growing up in Ethiopia, it's half-Christian and half-Muslim. You grow up with Muslim kids. I'm very much aware of their religion. "
" Miriam Were has made outstanding contributions to public health in the developing world. She brings basic medical services to women and children in East Africa. "
" We can't end poverty if we fail to save the lives of our world's mothers. "
" A small gold plain cross was passed down from my grandma to my mom, then to me, and now to my daughter. It is always nice to own something that connects you to the women who made it possible for you to exist. "
" I don't think we should judge celebrities for doing charity work. Period. Whatever their reasons for doing it, they are shedding light on issues that would otherwise go unnoticed. "
" Doing designs on a loom takes a lot of talent and experience, and, trust me, I won't be able to do that. "
" Midwives and doctors play a crucial role preventing unnecessary maternal deaths. They educate women about nutrition, health and family planning. And they step in when complications arise. "
" Take good care of your skin and hydrate. If you have good skin, everything else will fall into place. "
" Helping others isn't a chore; it is one of the greatest gifts there is. "
" I never thought modeling would become my career. I thought it was something I'd do to pay my way through college. "
" What I love most about Mother's Day is that I am acknowledged and honored for being a mother. "
" I actually started modeling in Ethiopia, because that's where I grew up, and I started out by just doing little fashion shows for school, and I liked it so much that I started pursuing it. "
" In 1967, the world health community launched a global effort to eradicate smallpox. It took a coordinated, worldwide effort, required the commitment of every government, and cost $130 million dollars. By 1977, smallpox had disappeared. "
" When I see Lemlem walking around New York City, it's just mind-boggling, because I know it came from this one man sitting and weaving this little product. "
" It's always a tricky thing, trying to make aid sustainable. "
" I think, first of all, every time you want to play somebody who is real is always challenging and always scary, because you are given a responsibility of someone's real life. "
" I've been told the best way to make a sexy face is to say 'pruuune.' "
" For my wardrobe, I like to invest in classic pieces and pair them with more trendy new pieces and accessories each season. "
" I want to do action, romantic comedy, and I love drama. "
" Traveling around Ethiopia, I saw dozens of abandoned textile factories. People kept asking me to help them find work. So I thought I could make use of my experience in fashion to commercialize their products outside of Ethiopia. "
" First I became U.N. Goodwill Ambassador for WHO, and that was in 2005. And then, about a year or so later, I decided to start my foundation. "
" I know how much parents love buying clothes for their kids and how they want to give them something new in the closet. "
" I always loved having the chance to disappear in a story. I always was kind of obsessed with that. "