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Ray Farnan, Romana Karim, Beth Rose Dewey, Oli Thomas, Dulce Pedroso, Malc Farnan, Subhabrata Bhattacharya, Colin McShane (UK) Rebecca Kilbane Ireland Following the 2011 Summit in Zurich, Oli, Ray, Romana and Beth founded the PwC One Young World Network, an internal initiative with the objective of inspiring and empowering junior staff to take action in areas about which they are passionate, both internal and external to PwC. Rebecca is leading the implementation of the international health programme, Project Echo in Ireland. Working with social entrepreneurship organisation, Ashoka Ireland, she has been liaising with the Irish government, medical consultants and university teaching hospitals to drive Project Echo in Ireland. Now in its second year, management of the PwC One Young World Network has been handed over to 2012 Ambassadors, Dulce, Malc, Subhabrata and Colin. The network is set to host events throughout 2013, including a Social Enterprise Session in partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs, the largest social entrepreneur organisation in the UK, which will look to inspire young PwC staff to establish connections with social business start-ups. Founded by Dr Sanjeev Arora, Project Echo uses communication technologies to improve care for patients with chronic diseases who lack direct access to healthcare specialists. It creates a ‘knowledge network’ of specialists and rural providers, who co-manage patients. The Echo model has been proven in the USA where it is being used to aid the treatment of patients across the country. 10 Implementation of this model in Ireland is aimed at increasing the capacity of the country’s healthcare system and ensuring equal access to quality care.