Health and development leaders from across the globe will be in New York City from September 16 to October 1 to participate in the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting. At both events, PATH will advocate for innovative solutions that address overlooked health issues and advance commitments toward improving the health of women and children.
UN General Assembly
PATH will participate in key events organized around this high-level meeting. Our focus will be on advocating for policies and resources to improve maternal and child health and showcasing how our private partnerships can achieve that goal. Some highlights of PATH’s participation in the global event include:
- On Sunday, September 21, a selection of photos that illustrate PATH’s work in maternal and child health will be on display during the welcome reception and launch of #MDG456Live. #MDG456Live is a global, digital conversation about maternal and child health taking place at UNGA. The event is hosted by Girls’ Globe, Women Deliver, FHI 360, and Johnson & Johnson, among others. Attendance is by invitation only.
- PATH President and CEO, Steve Davis, joins representatives from Meteos Ltd., Oxfam, IRI, Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and the Earth Institute, Columbia University, on a panel entitled “Sustaining health: Linking environment, nutrition, and health.” This panel discussion, set for Monday, September 22, is sponsored by Wellcome Trust and closed to the public.
- On Thursday, September 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at New York University’s Kimmel Center for University Life (60 Washington Square S, Room 914), PATH technologies will be on display at “Innovating for impact: Acting to end preventable child and maternal deaths in the post 2015 era,” an event hosted by USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program, the NYU Global Institute of Public Health, and the US Global Development Lab. The exposition highlights innovations that have been used in the field for considerable success. PATH staff will showcase three innovative global health technologies in the event “marketplace.” This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
- Amie Batson, PATH’s chief strategy officer, will speak on a panel at the Every Woman Every Child Private Sector Luncheon on Thursday, September 25. This panel discussion will center on the role of private sector partnerships in catalyzing innovation for maternal and child health. Amie will offer her expertise as one of the key advisors on the Innovation Countdown 2030 initiative. Â Attendance is by invitation only.
Transformative Innovation for Health: an event co-hosted by PATH and the Financial Times
The Millennium Development Goals have been an important catalyst toward identifying transformative global health innovations. What are the critical elements to build on this momentum post-2015 and accelerate the discovery and development of game-changing innovations that will revolutionize global health by 2030?
On September 24, PATH and the Financial Times will convene leading influencers in innovation in a dynamic panel discussion moderated by Financial Times deputy editor for analysis, Andrew Jack. Speakers will include Steve Davis, PATH president and CEO; HRH Princess Sarah Zeid, Princess of Jordan; BÃ¸rge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway; and Christopher Egerton-Warburton, fund manager, global health investment fund and founding partner of Lion’s Head Global Partners. The esteemed group will share their insights on how to fast-track the process to identify innovations that can “bend the curve” toward accelerated global health progress. The event will also kick off Innovation Countdown 2030, a year-long project to identify global health innovations in the pipeline that can be taken to scale in the next 15 years.
Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting
Steve Davis will attend the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting from September 21 to 24. The event brings together heads of state, chief executives, government and nonprofit leaders, and scholars to analyze pressing global challenges, discuss solutions, and build lasting partnerships to create positive social change.
At CGI, PATH will announce an exciting new commitment for the coming year. More information on this commitment and its potential to impact one million lives will be made available on www.path.org during the CGI annual meeting.
Posted on September 18, 2014.