Digital Media Lounge

Attraction

We thought this event might interest you and wanted to make sure you saw it. It is based around child survival as more than 7 million children will die this year before they reach their 5th birthday. Focused on ending preventable child death through survival of newborns, children and mothers, the two-day Call to Action will convene 700 prominent leaders from government, the private sector, and civil society to kick off a long-term, business-like effort to save children’s lives.

The event is next Thursday and Friday, June 14-15, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Georgetown University and the entire thing can be watched via livestream.

Convened by the Governments of United States, Ethiopia and India, and organized in close collaboration with UNICEF, the Child Survival Call to Action will be held on June 14-15 in Washington, DC. Focused on ending preventable child death through the survival of newborns, children and mothers, the Call to Action will convene 700 prominent leaders from government, the private sector, faith-based organizations and civil society to kick off a long-term, focused effort to save children's lives.

We are excited to offer a digital media lounge to bloggers and partners with social media specialists. This room will be located in Healy Hall and will include wireless internet and a live cast of the Call to Action. Throughout the day we will be encouraging speakers and other leaders to come into the lounge and network. Since the Call to Action is at capacity, credentialed members of the Digital Media Lounge will not be part of the formal proceedings. The Child Survival Call to Action Digital Media Lounge will be featured on the Huffington Post.

To RSVP for the Digital Media Lounge, please contact: Chris Bonner at cbonner@usaid.gov.

For more information: http://5thbday.usaid.gov/pages/ResponseSub/Event.aspx

Please checkout the media advisory: http://www.usaid.gov/press/mediaadvisories/2012/ma120530.html

Child Survival: Call to Action

Thursday and Friday, June 14-15, 2012

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Georgetown University

Washington, D.C.

The invitation-only audience will consist of 700 prominent leaders from various communities involved in foreign assistance and development, including government officials, leaders from the private sector and non-government organizations (NGOs). On June 14th there will be a special announcement by actor, director, and founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, Ben Affleck.

June 14th

(confirmed speakers, in speaking order)

Raj Shah, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

Ghulam Nabi Azad, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Minister of Health, Government of Ethiopia

Johnny Isakson, U.S. Senator, R-GA

Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State (opening keynote speaker)

Ben Affleck, Actor, Director, and Founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative

Hans Rosling, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Julio Frenk, Dean, School of Public Health, Harvard University

Panel Discussion – A New Approach to Ending Preventable Child Deaths

Linda Douglass, The Atlantic – moderator

Maria Da Luz Guebuza, First Lady of Mozambique

Margaret Chan, Director General, World Health Organization

Andrew Mitchell, UK Secretary of State for International Development

Ray Chambers, UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Malaria

Chris Elias, President Global Development, Gates Foundation

Spotlight Speakers

Shanaz Wazir Ali, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan

Denis McDonough, U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor

Panel Discussion – Bending the Curve: The Role of Innovation and the Private Sector

Femi Oke, International Correspondent, WNYC Radio – moderator

HRH the Infanta Cristina of Spain, Director of International Programmes, "la Caixa" Foundation

John Cahill, CEO McCann

Una Ryan, CEO Diagnostics

Geralyn Ritter, SVP, Merck

Spotlight Speaker

Mary Landrieu, U.S. Senator, D-LA

Panel Discussion – Meaningful Involvement of Civil Society and the Faith Community

Femi Oke, International Correspondent, WNYC Radio – moderator

Bishop Sunday N. Onuoha, Executive Director, Nigerian Interfaith Action Association

Kay Warren, Co-Founder of Saddleback Church

Carolyn Woo, President, Catholic Relief Services

Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Executive Vice President, New York Board of Rabbis

Cleopatra John Byarugaba, Director U Report, Uganda

Ishtiaq Mannan, MaMoni-Integrated Safe Motherhood, Newborn Care and Family Planning Project, Save the Children, Bangladesh

Spotlight Speakers

Zulfiquar Bhutta, Countdown to 2015

Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary

Anthony Lake, Executive Director UNICEF

For more information, go to: http://5thbday.usaid.gov