Global health activist, member of the Maternal Health Task Force Editorial Committee and film-maker, Lisa Russell, has teamed up with Grammy-award winning singer, Maya Azucena, to launch a new media project called MDGFive.com. The project is a collaborative effort of international organizations and artists committed to bringing awareness to maternal health.
In a February 16th, 2010 post on RH Reality Check, Lisa described the new project:
“As a global health activist and filmmaker, I believe in the power of imagery, sound and the spoken word to inspire cultural exchange, unite international communities, and to promote social progress worldwide, yet I see a large disconnect between the humanitarian world and the creative communities who have an incredible impact on their societies at the local level when it comes to global health advocacy.
I would like to see greater communication and partnerships between these two worlds to address issues of women/motherhood/maternal health. Therefore, I am developing – in collaboration with Grammy-award winning singer, Maya Azucena – a new media “mash up” project called MDGFive.com. We are collaborating with international organizations and artists to bring awareness to maternal health.
‘MDGFive.com‘ is a new media site that solicits creative content from artists around the world (musicians, filmmakers, poets, djs, etc) who work at either the global or country level. Activists can access these 30-60 second license free clips to download and create their own personalized PSA’s which can be forwarded to their networks, development institutions and policy makers. It offers an opportunity for artists and activists from both the developed and developing world to work together, share resources and contribute their talents to help create a global, *artistic* movement for women’s health.”
Read the full piece on RH Reality Check here.