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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