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Mashable 2015 Social Good Summit, New York

 

• Sienna Miller, International Medical Corps Global Ambassador, on the impact of humanitarian crises on women and children; Moderated by NBC’s Savannah Guthrie

 

• Facebook and International Medical Corps on the role of social media in global emergency response; Moderated by 60 Minutes’ Lara Logan

 

Dr. Pranav Shetty helped oversee International Medical Corps’ emergency response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and to earthquake in Nepal. In a panel moderated by 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan, Dr. Shetty, Facebook executive Naomi Gleit and Mashable’s Social Good Editor, Matt Petronzio will discuss the power social media has to raise awareness and mobilize support during disasters. Facebook’s unparalleled global network raised over $15 million to support International Medical Corps in addressing the significant humanitarian needs following the Nepal Earthquake.

What: “Social Media is the New First Responder” (Session 21)
When: Sunday, September 27
Who: Dr. Pranav Shetty, International Medical Corps Senior Technical Coordinator for Emergency Response; Naomi Gleit, Vice President at Facebook; Matt Patronzio, Social Good Editor, Mashable; Moderated by Lara Logan of 60 Minutes

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Global Ambassador Sienna Miller, who has traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, and Lebanon for International Medical Corps, will talk with Savannah Guthrie of NBC’s Today Show about humanitarian crises around the world and their impact on women and children in particular.

What:“Women in Crisis” (Session 3)
When: Monday, September 28
Who: Actress & Activist Sienna Miller, International Medical Corps Global Ambassador; Rebecca Milner, International Medical Corps Vice President of Institutional Advancement; Moderated by Savannah Guthrie of Today Show.

About International Medical Corps:

Since its inception 30 years ago, International Medical Corps' mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease, by delivering vital health care services that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance. Visit us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Lisa Ellis
Director of Global Communications
lellis@InternationalMedicalCorps.org
Los Angeles

Margaret Traub
Head of Global Initiatives
mtraub@InternationalMedicalCorps.org
New York

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