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Medic Mobile at UNGA week

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September 28, 2017

Author: Alix Emden

Post authored by Jill Shah, Medic's Partnership Associate, and Alix Emden, Global Administrative Associate.

The 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly convened at the UN Headquarters in New York City last week. This year’s theme was, ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet’. It was an exciting week for Medic Mobile and many of our partners as we discussed, debated, and committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Some highlights for us included presenting at the Johnson & Johnson “Changemakers’ Expo”, speaking at “We The Future”, and receiving the Global Citizens Accelerator Award!

At its annual UNGA event, Johnson & Johnson continued to demonstrate the company’s leadership as an innovator and a partner of choice in global health and development, environmental health, and social impact. We were honored to present our work and demo our tools in the Changemakers’ Expo, which showcased creative ideas that impact health for humanity. We are grateful for Johnson & Johnson’s continued support of our products and delivery, and we look forward to working with the incredible team funding our work as well as the work of many innovators worldwide.

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On Thursday, as part of Global Goals Week, TED, the Skoll Foundation, and UN Foundation at TED Theater in New York teamed up to present “We The Future: Accelerating Sustainable Development Solutions.” The event showcased successful models of change on local, regional and global scales. Our CEO, Josh Nesbit, participated in the conversation, ‘Model for Change: Investing in Human Capital’ discussing the importance of human-machine collaboration in driving scalable change. “When we think about humans and machines as a team, we’re freed up to focus on strengths rather than shortcomings,” noted Nesbit. The event was a great opportunity to learn the work that leaders across industry lines are doing to accelerate progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Photo Credit: Hope Through Health

Later on Thursday, we headed over to the Cadillac House in New York City, where Global Citizen awarded Josh Nesbit the Global Citizen Accelerator Award at an exclusive Demi Lovato performance. This concert was the last in a series this summer, where Global Citizen and Cadillac worked together to support social entrepreneurs in their efforts to drive change in the world. We are so grateful to Global Citizen for this honor, to Demi Lovato for her advocacy and support for global social impact, and especially to the all of the global citizens who participated in millions of actions to make the world a better place. Thank you!

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Photo Credit: Getty Images for Global Citizen

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