Global Partnership Launch: U.S. Agency for International Development, the Government of Norway, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and the World Bank

For Immediate Release

Monday, March 7, 2011
USAID Press Office
202-712-4320

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On March 9th, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Government of Norway, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and The World Bank will announce a new partnership that will seek innovative solutions to reduce maternal and newborn mortality in developing countries.

The challenge will be unveiled at the launch event. The website will go live at the start of the event and will feature live streamed footage of the event http://savinglivesatbirth.net.

WHO:

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State 
Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator 
Ms. Melinda Gates, Co-Founder and Co-Chair The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Dr. Tore Godal, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Norway
Peter Singer, CEO Grand Challenges Canada
Tamar Manuelyan Atinc, Vice President, Human Development, The World Bank

WHEN:

9:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 9, 2011

WHERE:

Ronald Reagan Building (Rotunda Room)
Washington, D.C.

For more information about this event, please contact: Ryan Cherlin at rcherlin@usaid.gov

Pre-set time for the press is at 7:15 a.m.

**This event is open to credentialed press only.

For more information about USAID and its programs around the world, please visit: www.usaid.gov.

Last updated: December 22, 2014

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