Hi Everyone,

I wanted to let you know that if you are planning to be in New York on September 20 there is a panel discussion on how lessons from polio eradication can help in reaching the MDGs. Here's the info and please note the RSVP request at the bottom:



International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in collaboration with

World Health Organization (WHO),

GAVI Alliance,

Rotary International,

and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

are pleased to invite you to



MDG Summit Partnership Event

20 September, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street

New York



UNFINISHED BUSINESS: reaching the MDGs with lessons learned from global polio eradication

Welcome address by Mr Bekele Geleta, IFRC Secretary General

Keynote address by Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General



Panel discussion moderated by Mr Andrew Jack, Financial Times Pharmaceuticals and Health Correspondent, with

Dr Mohammed Ali Pate,

Executive Director and CEO, Nigeria National Primary Health Care Development Agency

Ms Fatima Gailani,

President, Afghan Red Crescent Society

Mr James Lacy,

Chair, Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force for the US, Rotary International

Ambassador John E. Lange (Ret.),

Senior Program Officer, Developing-Country Policy and Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr Bruce Aylward

Director, Global Polio Eradication Initiative, World Health Organization

Ms Joelle Tanguy,

Managing Director, External Relations, GAVI Alliance


RSVP to IFRC delegation to the United Nations, 420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 2811, New York

Tel: (212) 338-0160 Fax (212) 338-9832 delegation.newyork@ifrc.org