CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: ZAKELIN CHATZIKYRIAKOU

Sep 26, 2022

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This week we celebrate Zakelin Chatzikyriakou, an Arabic culture interpreter at SolidarityNow, with a degree in Chemistry from the University of Crete. She has made several contributions to child protection, and women empowerment and protection camps in Greece. Zakelin previously worked with Interna

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CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: BECKY PAGE

Sep 19, 2022

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This week we celebrate Becky Page, RN, IBCLC, and Maternal Child Coordinator at South Central Regional Medical Center (SCRMC) in Laurel, Mississippi. She also works PRN at Anderson Regional Medical Center in the NICU/Well Baby Nursery. As part of her coordinator role, she serves as SCRMC’s lead

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CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: ZEINAB ALSHERAA

Sep 12, 2022

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CHEER is thrilled to celebrate CHEERing volunteer Zeinab Alsheraa, MSC, MPH. Zeinab and her family came to the United States as refugees after leaving Iraq. This summer, she volunteered her time and expertise at CHEERing, giving back to the community she was once part of. Zeinab is a recent gradu

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CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: SINGING RIVER PASCAGOULA HOSPITAL

Sep 6, 2022

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Congratulations to this week’s CHAMPion of the Week, Singing River Pascagoula Hospital, for the newly achieved Baby-Friendly designation! After starting their Baby-Friendly journey six years ago, they officially became designated on August 26, 2022. The achievement remains a team effort and they a

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CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: TAWANDA LOGAN-HURT

Aug 29, 2022

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This week, we celebrate Tawanda Logan-Hurt who is a Public Health Program Specialist Team Lead and Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) District Breastfeeding Coordinator, BSW, CLC, IBCLC. Tawanda is associated with Mississippi Baby Cafe USA as State Coordinator

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CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: AISHAT GAMBARI

Aug 22, 2022

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CHEER, the Center for Health Equity, Education, and Research, would like to thank Aishat Gambari for her excellent work. She joined CHEER in 2019 and has been an integral part of our team. She is now attending the Nutrition and Health Sciences doctoral program at Emory University. During her time

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CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: AANHPI LACTATION COLLABORATIVE OF CALIFORNIA

Aug 15, 2022

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This week, we celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Lactation Collaborative of California as our CHAMPion of the Week! This Collaborative, established in December 2021, is a joint workgroup made up of AANHPI lactation professionals, public health workers, studen

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CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: MAGNOLIA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER

Aug 8, 2022

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Congratulations to this week’s CHAMPion of the Week, Magnolia Regional Health Center, for achieving the highly prestigious international Baby-Friendly designation! Magnolia Regional Health Center began its Baby-Friendly journey in 2016 and was designated on July 29th, 2022. MRHC faced multiple cha

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CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: IONA MACNAB

Aug 1, 2022

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Iona Macnab, BA (Hons), LLB, IBCLC is a global maternal and child health leader with over 25 years of experience providing breastfeeding support to mothers and babies “wherever and whenever” she can. She is the co-founder of iLactation Online Breastfeeding conferences, an education platform for

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CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: MARGARET PARKER

Jul 25, 2022

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This week, we celebrate Margaret Parker, MD, MPH, a clinical neonatologist, health services researcher, former Newborn Research Director at Boston Medical Center, and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine. Meg has recently transitioned to a new role as Acad

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