What do you get when you combine women, children, global health, and new media?
An awesome event that hopes to change the world - and that’s no joke. Women and children need decent health care to stay well, definitely, but also to stay alive. Medical complications from pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death among girls ages 15-19 worldwide. Healthy women and children are key to a better world, and a United Nations-sponsored event hopes to tackle a myriad of global health issues, but with a new spin.
The “Every Woman Every Child +SocialGood” event takes place tomorrow at UN Headquarters in New York and marks 1,000 days until the target date of achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It also brings together two UN-related initiatives:
1) Every Woman Every Child aims to save the lives of 16 million women and children by 2015.
2) +SocialGood aims to answer the question of how tech and new media can make our world a better place.
Together, these initiatives will identify new ways of incorporating the power of technology and new media in an agenda for women and children’s health worldwide.
Are you a storyteller who feels passionately about advancing opportunities for women and children and loves anything tech-related? This could be the perfect time to tune in. Watch the livestream 9:30 am - 12:30 am on UNTV.
You can even contribute to the conversation in the most tech-savvy way we can think of: Use the hashtags #EWECprogress and #socialgood to share your thoughts during the livestream.