ABC News and the UN Foundation launch "Million Moms Challenge"
19 SEPTEMBER 2011 | NEW YORK, N.Y. — ABC News and the UN Foundation have launched an initiative engaging millions of Americans to support millions of moms across the globe around the critical issues of pregnancy, childbirth and children's health — moms here helping moms worldwide.
The Million Moms Challenge is sponsored in part by ABC News, the UN Foundation, BabyCenter and Johnson & Johnson, as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Join a maternal and child “tweet-a-thon”
8 NOVEMBER 2011 – ABC/UN Foundation’s “Million Moms Challenge” has teamed up with the Baby Center on Tuesday 8 November for an all day discussion and tweet-a-thon about maternal and child health. Highlights include a series of twitter chats and conference calls from 8 am to 5 pm EST in which people can call in or tweet questions and comments to expert panellists for a “Virtual Baby Shower” for Global Good.
Panlists include blogger Emily McKhann, Dr. Richard Besser from ABC News, & Susan MacKay from UNICEF and Anita Sharma from the UN Foundation.
- Dr. Besser: A 13-year veteran of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is chief health and medical editor of ABC News.
- Susan MacKay: An award-winning documentary producer for BBC World and has had a long career in global health communications. Currently, she is the Senior Communications for Development Specialist at UNICEF
- Anita Sharma: the Director of Millennium Development Goals Initiatives at the United Nations Foundation and currently works as part of Every Women Every Child in support of the UN Secretary General’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health.
You can participate on Twitter using the hashtag#amillionmoms or old school: Dial 1-800-311-9402 /1-334-323-7224 (Int’l). Passcode: Mothers
The Baby Shower for Global Good is part of the Million Moms Challenge, a campaign that brings together a coalition of more than a dozen world-class partners working around the globe to improve the lives of women and children who are struggling with things like access to proper nutrition and medical care. What can you do?
Take the Million Moms Challenge!