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Secretary Clinton to Unveil the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action: A New Public-Private Partnership to Improve Maternal and Child Health on May 3

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 2, 2011


On May 3, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will unveil a new partnership, organized with the Department of State and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, between the U.S. Agency for International Development and Johnson & Johnson. Collaborating with the United Nations Foundation, the mHealth Alliance and the BabyCenter, this partnership harnesses the power of technology to improve the health of women and newborns by reaching them with quality health information.

The event will take place at approximately 9:30 a.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the Department of State. It will be open to credentialed members of the media and will be streamed live on

Pre-set time for video cameras: 8:15 a.m. in the lobby of the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:00 a.m. in the lobby of the 23rd Street Entrance.

Secretary Clinton, USAID Deputy Administrator Don Steinberg, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, CEO and Chairman of Johnson & Johnson William Weldon and Founder of Every Mother Counts Christy Turlington Burns will deliver remarks at the event. A panel discussion will follow these remarks.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State
Donald Steinberg, USAID Deputy Administrator
Aneesh Chopra, United States Chief Technology Officer
William Weldon, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Johnson & Johnson
Christy Turlington Burns, Entrepreneur, Model, Author, Founder of Every Mother Counts

Maura O’Neill, Senior Counselor to the Administrator for Innovation at USAID
Kathy Calvin, Chief Executive Officer of the United Nations Foundation
Tina Sharkey, Global President and Chairman for BabyCenter
Karl Brown, Associate Director of the Rockefeller Foundation, Board Member of mHealth Alliance

The Alliance’s website,, will launch the morning of the event.

PRN: 2011/672

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