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UNICEF experts available for commentary at Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Summit

2014-05-26

Canada gathering global leaders in Toronto for Saving Every Woman, Every Child Summit

TORONTO/Monday May 26, 2014 – Leading child health, nutrition and civil registration and statistics experts are available for interviews and commentary during the upcoming high level summit on maternal, newborn and child health in Toronto.

UNICEF has been a key partner in implementing the Canadian led Muskoka Initiative through life saving health and nutrition programs reaching the world’ most vulnerable children. A global leader in improving child survival, UNICEF also plays a key role in generating statistics on the health and wellbeing of children which are critical to the global efforts to reduce child and maternal mortality.

Experts are available for commentary on progress made in ending preventable deaths of women, children and newborns, challenges reaching the most vulnerable and proven cost effective solutions that save lives.

WHAT:  UNICEF experts available for media interviews during high level Summit on maternal, newborn and child health.

WHO:   Dr. Mickey Chopra, Chief of Health and Associate Director of Programmes, UNICEF
             Mr. Werner Schultink, Chief of Nutrition, UNICEF
             Ms. Tessa Wardlaw, Chief of Statistics and Analysis, UNICEF
             Dr. Peter Salama, Representative, UNICEF Ethiopia
             Mr. David Morley, President and CEO, UNICEF Canada
             Ms. Hannah Godefa, UNICEF National Youth Ambassador to Ethiopia (only youth speaker at the Summit)

WHEN: Wed. May 28 – Fri. May 30, 2014

WHERE: Toronto, Canada or via telephone/Skype

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For further information:

Stefanie Carmichael, Communications Specialist, (416) 482-6552 ext. 8866; Cell: (647) 500-4230, scarmichael@unicef.ca.
Tiffany Baggetta, Director, Communications and Brand, (416) 482-6552 ext. 8892; Cell: (647) 308-4806, tbaggetta@unicef.ca.