Moms around the world have one crucial thing in common—there’s nothing more important to them than the health and well-being of their families. Every day, moms focus their time, energy, and resources on keeping kids protected from sickness and harm and teaching them the lessons needed to become healthy adults. In times of illness, few are more dedicated or powerful than Mom. Our team in San Francisco is lucky to count some really great moms on our side; below are some of the most important lessons we’ve learned from the moms in our lives.
I remember my mom always saying “a healthy child has no bounds.” Little did I realize this would hold true well into my adulthood. –Neha A., Commercialization Officer, Diagnostics
The most important lesson that Mom taught me about health is that it’s more than merely the absence of disease, and the health of communities and populations deserves as much attention as the health of individuals. –David Shoultz, Global Program Leader, Drug Development and Devices and Tools
My Mom continues to emphasize proper hand washing. She enjoys teaching my daughters to sing “Happy Birthday” two times while scrubbing front and back of hands with soap (but be sure not to let the water run—we are in a drought after all!). –Bridget B., Senior Manager, Outreach and Development
The most important thing my mom did for me is to get me vaccinated. Continually updating my vaccines has helped keep me, and those around me, healthy! –Sarina A., Program Coordinator, Drug Development
Photo: Yvonne Sidell.
My Mom, at 82, always says, “The good [food] you put inside will truly show on the outside,” and I couldn’t agree more… Treat yourself to healthy eating so your life can be as long and enjoyable as hers! –Yvonne S., Regulatory Officer, Drug Development