Sacramento Joins Local Coalitions Across America on Campaign to Improve Child Health and Survival Worldwide.SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Coalitions of local media, health organizations, universities, and faith-based institutions in Sacramento have joined with 30 other communities across the country in an effort to increase awareness of the 11 million children who die each year worldwide (pbs.org/rxforsurvival/campaign).
As part of WGBH/PBS Boston and Vulcan Productions' Rx for Child Survival(TM), a nationwide mobilization campaign created by WGBH/PBS Boston and Vulcan Productions, KVIE Public Television is partnering with UC Davis School of Medicine, Freedom From Hunger, United Nations Sacramento Chapter, and California Department of Health Services Department of Health Services may refer to:
The coalitions are working in their communities to increase awareness about global health, encourage donations to child health programs, and advocate for increased government funding for global child health and survival. KVIE is hosting a Rotary Luncheon for community leaders on November 3, featuring Dr. Virginia Hinshaw and focusing on issues surrounding the Avian Flu avian flu: see influenza. . Local efforts like these mirror the work of California Senators Barbara Boxer Barbara Levy Boxer (born November 11, 1940) is an American politician and the current junior U.S. Senator from the State of California.
A member of the Democratic Party, Boxer was first elected to the U.S. and Dianne Feinstein Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (born June 22, 1933) is the senior U.S. Senator from California, having held office as a senator since 1992. She is a member of the Democratic Party. . Providing a voice for the needs of women and families in the U.S. Senate, they have led the way in supporting increased funding and support for global health and development programs.
"We are building a grassroots movement to educate the public about the preventable deaths of millions of children across the world," states Deryck Spooner, national campaigns manager at the Global Health Council. The Council is also calling on the U.S. government to nearly double funding for global child health in the coming fiscal year.
The Rx for Child Survival campaign was created by WGBH and Vulcan Productions to coincide with their far-reaching multimedia project Rx for Survival -- A Global Health Challenge(TM) anchored by a six-part television series airing November 1-3, 2005 on PBS stations across the country. Major funding for the project was provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Melinda French Gates (born Melinda Ann French on August 15, 1964) is a former unit manager for several Microsoft products: Publisher, Microsoft Bob, Encarta, and Expedia. In 1994, she married Bill Gates, founder, chairman, and former chief software architect of Microsoft. Foundation and The Merck Company Foundation.
http://www.pbs.org/rxforsurvival/campaign http://www.globalhealth.org/ http://www.pbs.org/ http://www.vulcanproductions.com/ LOCAL COALITION GLOBAL HEALTH COUNCIL Arcelia Chavez Mariah Richardson-Osgood 916.641.3649 202.833.5900 x3213 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.globalhealth.org/
CONTACT: Mariah Richardson-Osgood of Global Health Council, +1-202-833-5900, x3213, or Local coalition: Arcelia Chavez, +1-916-641-3649, email@example.com
Web site: http://www.globalhealth.org/ http://www.pbs.org/ http://www.vulcanproductions.com/