Health, Women and Children
Three of the eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are health related: maternal health; child health; and, combating HIV/AIDS. Another MDG closely related to health and well-being is gender equality. Taken together, improving the lives of women and children is one of the most important considerations in achieving equitable and sustainable development in the world today. Paragon Philanthropy provides expertise in the following aspects of maternal and child health, and gender equality through its internationally recognized advisors and representatives:
- Maternal and child malnutrition
- Family planning and improving women's reproductive health
- Empowering women and girls
- Children orphaned by AIDS
- Addressing gender disparities in education, employment and public service
- Reduction of maternal, newborn and child mortality
Shalini Nataraj has extensive experience working on human rights issues, with a specific focus on women’s rights and on addressing societal inequalities with a feminist lens.
Suzi Peel has worked with and consulted for governments, intergovernmental organizations, foundations and nonprofits on maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, children orphaned by AIDS, public health, water, hygiene and sanitation.
Heba Sweed has worked with governmental and private donor organizations, nonprofits and multinational corporations in all aspects of program management, particularly in the areas of women's health and education issues.