In Celebration of International Women’s Day Vitamin Angels Partners with Digital Illustrator, Sophie Konop, to Visually Advocate for Maternal Health Equity Worldwide

By Madison Gildea

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Vitamin Angels, a public health nonprofit working to improve nutrition worldwide, partnered with illustrator Sophie Konop to create social illustrations to help visually bring awareness towards the biases that block women’s access to essential nutrition. Sophie Konop is the founding artist of Simply Sophie Designs, a platform that showcases her illustrations, which often focus on the power of positivity, mental health, body image, healthy living, and women’s rights.

“As an illustrator, it’s important to me to work with brands that align with my values and the causes I believe in,” said Sophie Konop. “I am honored to partner with Vitamin Angels to help promote maternal health equity for all women, everywhere.”

In communities across the United States and around the world, bias blocks women’s access to healthcare, education, resources and opportunities, which can have long-term consequences not just for a woman’s health, but also for her family and community. These socioeconomic inequalities increase the risk of negative health consequences for women, such as poor maternal nutrition, infant mortality, pre-term birth, low-birth weight, and micronutrient deficiencies, among others.

Vitamin Angels works to reduce these inequalities by ensuring underserved, pregnant women have access to the essential vitamins and minerals they need to have a healthy pregnancy. By addressing maternal nutrition and increasing nutrition equity across communities, Vitamin Angels is helping to reduce the intergenerational cycle of inequalities and their negative consequences for health and economic well-being.

Vitamin Angels’ partnership with Sophie Konop involved the creation of four social illustrations that encompassed the message of pursuing health equity for all women.

To view the illustrations, visit the Vitamin Angels Instagram page. 

 

ABOUT VITAMIN ANGELS

Founded in 1994, Vitamin Angels is a public health nonprofit working to improve nutrition and health outcomes in low-resource settings worldwide. They strengthen, extend, and amplify the impact of their partner organizations working to reach the most nutritionally vulnerable groups – pregnant women, infants, and children – who are underserved by existing systems. They do this by delivering evidence-based interventions and offering technical assistance, including ongoing monitoring and evaluation, to ensure program quality, scale, and impact. Vitamin Angels works with over 1,200 local organizations, including governments, to reach more than 70 million women and children in 65 countries annually. Both Charity Navigator and GuideStar give Vitamin Angels their highest marks for financial transparency. To learn more, visit: www.vitaminangels.org.

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