Acting on the Call. Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths

On June 25, 2014, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Governments of Ethiopia and India, in collaboration with UNICEF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will come together for a high-level forum called Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths to celebrate the progress, assess the challenges that remain and identify the steps needed to sustain momentum in the future.

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June 25, 2014
10:00 – 16:00
Washington, D.C.
View the Program [PDF, 542KB]

Featured Speakers

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Dr. Rajiv Shah
Administrator, USAID

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Dr. Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group

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Anthony Lake
Executive Director, UNICEF

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H.E. Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Minister of Health, India

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H.E. Kesetebirhan Admasu
Minister of Health, Ethiopia

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Ray Chambers
United Nations Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and For Malaria

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Carolyn Miles
President & CEO, Save the Children

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Christy Turlington Burns
Founder, Every Mother Counts

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Ambassador Deborah Birx
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

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The Honorable Christian Paradis
Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, Canada

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Mark Suzman
President of Global Policy Advocacy & Country Programs, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Dr. Tore Godal
Special Adviser, Office of the Prime Minister of Norway

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Jean Case
CEO, Case Foundation

Featured Participants

  • Dr. Errol Alden, Executive Director, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Dr. Anarfi Asamoa-Baah, Deputy Director-General, WHO
  • H.E. Hanny-Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Health, Ghana
  • Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO, GAVI Alliance
  • Dr. Val Curtis, Director of the Hygiene Centre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Sharon D’Agostino, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, Johnson & Johnson
  • Dr. Rolf Klemm, Vice President, Nutrition, Helen Keller International
  • Tore Laerdal, Managing Director, Laerdal Global Health Executive Director, Laerdal Foundation
  • Professor Joy Lawn, Director of MARCH (Maternal Reproductive and Child Health), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
  • Dr. Chris Murray, Institute Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
  • Mr. M.M. Neazuddin, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladeshli>
  • H.E. Felix Kabange Numbi, Minister of Health, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Professor Adebiyi Olowu, President, Paediatric Association of Nigeria
  • Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA
  • Bea Perez, Chief Sustainability Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Professor Telahun Teka, President, Ethiopian Pediatric Society
  • Dr. Vijay N. Yewale, President, Indian Academy of Pediatrics


Please note: Event attendance is by invitation only.