New Public-Private Partnership Ties Technology to Maternal, Child Health Improvement

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will lead the unveiling of a new public-private partnership that aims to improve the health of mothers and newborns in the developing world through the use of technology. The event is due to take place on May 3 in Washington, D.C.

The Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action involves the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the U.S. Agency for International Development, Johnson & Johnson, United Nations Foundation, mHealth Alliance and BabyCenter.

The launch features speeches by Clinton, USAID Deputy Administrator Don Steinberg, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CEO William Weldon and Every Mother Counts founder Christy Turlington Burns, which will be followed by a panel discussion, according to a State Department news release.

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    Eliza Villarino

    Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.