Paula Herlo, opened her talk with some terrifying statistics about Romania, like this one:”every six hours a child is abandoned in a maternity”. This is the reality we live in, not the one from our living room, or our office. She thinks empathy + revolt = change. “Romania needs to be rewritten”. Her mission is to fight for people too small against the system. Paula told the story behind the social campaigns There’s Life In Our Blood and I Want Parents, Too that led to establishing the National Unrelated Donors’ Registry and modifying the Adoption Act.
Journalist Senior Correspondent and Producer for „România, te iubesc!” News Magazine. Paula’s devotion in reporting and designing the News Campaign, Any Idea What Your Kid Is Doing Right Now? has been rewarded with the much-coveted International Emmy Award for Outstanding News, in New York, in 2008. She kept coordinating social campaigns for News: There’s Life In Our Blood and I Want Parents, Too led to establishing the National Unrelated Donors’ Registry and modifying the Adoption Act, respectively; Be Healthy, Romania!, described the National Health System’s own diseases, and the 2014 Any Idea What Your Parents Are Doing Right Now? pictured – for the first time – the life of the lonely elderly. Paula Herlo is also a busy volunteer with the „Dăruiește Viață” Association. Backed by campaigns on Pro TV News, the Association raised 3 million Euros, later invested in Romanian hospitals for the benefit of cancer patients.
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