SOURCE: Save the Children

Save the Children

September 20, 2010 08:00 ET

Save the Children Experts Available for Interviews at the U.N. Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Sept. 20-22, 2010

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 20, 2010) -  Save the Children experts attending the summit can discuss the following and more:

  • How the MDGs affect everybody--even those who've never heard of them.
  • What's happening on the ground in the race to achieve the MDGs by 2015.
  • How the MDGs have been incredibly successful in some of the poorest countries on earth--and what's preventing them from being achieved elsewhere.
  • Why U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki­moon will ask the world to focus on MDGs 4 and 5 (reducing child and maternal mortality), and what that's likely to achieve.
  • How the launch of a new nutrition movement could save 2.7 million children a year.
  • How the U.S. role in global development could change in the years to come.

Charles MacCormack, President and CEO of Save the Children USA
Dr. Charles MacCormack is a senior statesman among leaders of U.S. development and humanitarian organizations. He has been president of Save the Children USA since 1993 and joined its board in 1989. Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in 120 countries, including the United States. The agency works for immediate and lasting change in children's lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, Save the Children mobilizes rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters.

Anne M. Mulcahy, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Save the Children USA Former Chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation
Anne Mulcahy saved Xerox and now she's saving children. She became Chairman of Save the Children in March, 2010, after retiring as CEO of Xerox. One of the few women to lead a Fortune 500 company, she executed a dramatic turnaround at Xerox, lifting the corporation from threat of bankruptcy and putting it back on a profitable path. She's recently visited Save the Children programs in Haiti, Guatemala and Afghanistan.

Ambassador Michael Klosson, VP for Policy and Humanitarian Response, Save the Children USA
Ambassador Michael Klosson draws on decades as a U.S. diplomat to advocate for children. He oversees Save the Children's public policy and advocacy work with the U.S. and foreign governments around issues including health, education, food security, emergencies, and aid effectiveness. He also leads Save the Children's emergency response work, including in Pakistan and Haiti.

Mary Beth Powers, Chief, Newborn & Child Survival Campaign, Save the Children USA
Mary Beth Powers leads a campaign to bring lifesaving care to children in need. Save the Children's "Seewherethegood goes™" campaign mobilizes citizen action to help local health workers help save more children worldwide. Powers is passionate about the power of training people in their own communities to provide better health opportunities for newborns and children around the world. See videos and blogs from these frontline workers at GoodGoes.org.

Carolyn Miles, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Save the Children USA
Carolyn Miles manages all aspects of the global operations of Save the Children USA. She recently returned from Pakistan, where Save the Children has a major humanitarian response to the floods. Other recent trips to the field include Bangladesh and Haiti. Before joining Save the Children in 1998, she was an executive at American Express and a successful private entrepreneur in Hong Kong.

Dr. Rajiv Tandon, Sr. Advisor, Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition, Save the Children India
Dr. Tandon works to save children's lives in India, where more die than anywhere else. One fifth of the 8.1 million newborns and children who die before age 5 each year live in India. Most of those 1.7 million children die from preventable causes. Dr. Tandon is a pediatrician and public health expert with 25 years experience in child health and nutrition.

Contact Information

  • For interviews around the U.N. Summit on the Millennium Development Goals, contact:

    Media Contacts:
    Wendy Christian
    203­465­8010
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    Tanya Weinberg
    202­247­6610
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