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Save the Children Canada

September 20, 2011 08:30 ET

Need a Source: UN General Assembly & Every Woman Every Child Related Events

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - Sept. 20, 2011) - Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need around the world. President and CEO Patricia Erb, is in New York for events related to the Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's Every Woman and Every Child strategy and to call for action on the international health worker gap crisis.

Who: Patricia Erb, President and CEO Save the Children Canada
What: Every Woman Every Child Plenary
The Plenary will be hosted by the Secretary-General and dedicated to showcase contributions from Heads of State and Government and leaders from different stakeholder groups whose achievements in support of the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health have been significant throughout the year.
Every Woman Every Child High-level Dialogue
The High-level Dialogue will be hosted, upon request of the Secretary-General, by United Nations MDG Advocate Ray Chambers with the participation of the Heads of State and Government as well as CEOs, NGO leaders and celebrities. The evening will be a dynamic, interactive effort to bring new people, organizations, and sectors into the race to meet the health MDGs and will continue the afternoon themes with added energy, commitments, and media platforms covering the event.
Where: Every Woman Every Child Plenary, UN HQ
Every Woman Every Child High-level Dialogue; 6.30-9:30 pm; Hyatt Hotel; New York
When: Tuesday September 20 & Wednesday September 21 2011

Notes to editors:

Health Workers Count Campaign:

  • The new report No Child Out of Reach: Time to End the Health Worker Crisis is available here:

  • The Health Workers Count campaign is supported by over 300 organizations at

  • The statistic "350 million children will never see a health worker" was adapted from the World Health Organization's statistic that one billion people never see a health worker in their lives (Increasing access to health workers in remote and rural areas through improved retention, Global Policy Recommendations, WHO,2011) Save the Children calculated the number of children using UNICEF's estimation that children make up 35% of the population of developing countries. (State of the World's Children 2011).

Save the Children's Times Square Takeover:

You can check out the pictures from today's activity in Times Square, New York on Getty images here (high res versions available):

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