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Game Changing Investments in Global Health Delivery: What it Takes to Scale 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Philanthropy New York
1500 Broadway, 7th FL, NYC 10036
(NE corner of Broadway and 43rd Street)

Keynote Speaker:  Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute
Speaker:  David Barash, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director,Global Health, GE Foundation
Speaker:  Sanjeev Arora, Director, Project ECHO

Additional Speakers To Be Confirmed

On April 25th SIE will convene experts and practitioners from the philanthropy, health, business and government sectors to discuss best practices in the global health delivery. Our goal is to share lessons learned from the field, stimulate strategic dialogue and ultimately, create action through collaboration on best practice delivery at scale. We will do this through a discussion of a systems approach to health delivery and innovations that can be scaled globally. There will be a special focus on three key pillars of systems change; technology, community health workers, and infrastructure.

The primary audience for this convening will be philanthropic and government funders, businesses and investors interested in international health delivery.

As the world’s population grows, access to and delivery of low-cost, high-quality healthcare takes on global urgency. There is an interest and new opportunities now to address this challenge by combining new technologies with data driven infrastructure to deliver higher quality health care to hundreds of millions of underserved people globally.

We hope you will join us for this important dialogue!

Space is limited so please RSVP today! dpersky@growthphilanthropy.org 212-551-1148

Jeffrey Sachs 
Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, having held the same position under former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He is Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He is co-founder and Chief Strategist of Millennium Promise Alliance, and is director of the Millennium Villages Project. Sachs is also one of the Secretary-General’s MDG Advocates, and a Commissioner of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Development. He has authored three New York Times bestsellers in the past seven years: The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011). His most recent book is To Move the World: JFK's Quest for Peace (2013).

David Barash, MD 
David M. Barash is the executive director of the global health portfolio and chief medical officer for the GE Foundation. At the GE Foundation, developing health initiatives are approached with the belief that simple interventions are often the answer to some of health care’s most complex problems. Barash is a practicing emergency medicine physician with more than 30 years’ experience. He has focused a great deal on understanding how new technologies can be commercialized and delivered to effectively close the gap between brainstorm and bedside.

Sanjeev Arora, MD, FACP, FACG 
Sanjeev Arora is the Director of Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes). He is a tenured Professor of Medicine, in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNMHSC). He has been involved in management of viral hepatitis for over 15 years, and led the development and implementation of the Hepatitis C Disease Management Program at UNMHSC. Dr. Arora developed the Project ECHO model as a global platform for service delivery, education and evaluation. Using video-conferencing technology and case-based learning, primary care providers from rural and underserved areas and prisons are trained and mentored by ECHO’s medical specialists to deliver best-practice management of complex health conditions in their communities or correctional institutions.


Voiceless Children: The Civil Rights Struggle That Never Began 

Over 400,000 abused and neglected children in U.S. foster care have few ways to shape their destinies. Join the NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship and Cavendish Global on April 21st to hear from Peter Samuelson, President of First Star Academies and Soledad O’Brien, CEO of Starfish Media Group, about the troubled foster care system, the results for children, and what we can all do to make change.
April 21, 2016
6:30 – 8:00pm
FREE, RSVP required: http://bit.ly/samuelsonrsvp