UCSF Conference Looks at Social Media, Technology for Global Health

By Kristen Bole

Sir Richard Feachem

WHAT: The UCSF Global Health Group will host a Bay Area Global Health Summit to focus on innovative ways of using technologies to improve global health over the next decade. The summit will include prominent international leaders to present and discuss the use of social media tools for health, innovative strategies for combating malaria, new economic development models and other solutions for global issues. The event will include more than 450 participants from UCSF, Berkeley, Stanford, industry, aid organizations and others, including the following key speakers:
  • Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook, on using social networks in global health
  • Amie Batson, U.S. Agency for International Aid, on priorities for global health
  • David Brandling-Bennett, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, on the new strategy for malaria elimination.
Full list of speakers: http://globalhealthsciences.ucsf.edu/news/events/bay-area-summit/agenda.aspx Media are invited to cover the entire event or individual sessions. WHERE: UCSF Mission Bay campus William J. Rutter Center 1675 Owens Street San Francisco WHEN: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. WHY: The UCSF Global Health Group (GHG) is an “action tank” dedicated to identifying innovative solutions to global health challenges and translating those into large-scale, collaborative action to improve health in low- and middle-income countries. Based at UCSF, the group is led by Sir Richard Feachem, formerly the founding Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Global health is a fundamental part of UCSF’s core mission to advance health worldwide. Media interested in attending, please reply to [email protected]. On the day of the event, please contact Paula Murphy on her cell phone at (415) 999.7241. Map and directions: http://globalhealthsciences.ucsf.edu/news/events/bay-area-summit/maps-directions.aspx Webcast The Summit will be broadcast live online and will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. at: http://www.UCSFGlobalHealthSummit.org