Save the Children's president and CEO, Carolyn Miles, delivered the keynote address yesterday at the first annual Mom+Social conference, where she presented the findings of the agency’s 2013 State of the World’s Mothers report.

Leading bloggers, celebrities and activists gathered at the 92YTribeca in New York City for this all-day event focused on motherhood and the role of social media, technology and philanthropy to improve the health of moms and children everywhere.

“Digital media and technology are becoming increasingly powerful tools to improve the health of moms and their babies,” Miles said. “I’m thrilled that Mom+Social gives us all a platform to do just that.”

Miles shared the stage with such luminaries as Jennifer Lopez, Christy Turlington, Ann Curry and Mrs. Ban Soon-Taek, spouse of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon.

Miles participated in Mom+Social the day after the launch of Save the Children’s 14th annual State of the World’s Mothers Report. The report, “Surviving the First Day,” estimates that every year more than 1 million babies die on the day they are born, making a baby’s birth day the most dangerous day of life — in the United States and almost every country in the world.

Source: Save the Children

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