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World Pneumonia Day, held on November 12, 2011 was marked with tremendous achievements and success. To highlight these inspiring activities, The Global Coalition against Childhood Pneumonia is pleased to share with you our World Pneumonia Day 2011 report.

In this report, you will find news of...

By Dan Erchick, JHSPH | Karl Hofmann, President and CEO of Population Services International (PSI), recognized ten of 2011’s top global health achievements in a recent article on Huffington Post. The International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) was proud to see that pneumonia made the list...

By Geoff Kahn, IVAC | I must admit, I’m still fairly new to IVAC and to the kind of work we do here. A year and a half ago I worked in a lab, and the only contact I had with the outside world was...

By Taskin Rahman, Save the Children, Bangladesh | For six months now, we’ve been visiting schools across Bangladesh to talk about pneumonia as part of Save the Children’s EVERY ONE campaign. We’ve been to schools in the middle of bustling Dhaka, schools surrounded by rice...

By Dr. Maria Knoll, IVAC | The first World Pneumonia Day was held on my nephew’s birthday.  I called him from the event ceremony in NYC to let him hear people from all over the world who had gathered together to work to save children...

By Eileen Quinn, PATH | Do you remember when the kids in your neighborhood were dying from pneumonia? I can’t say that I do, but I am reading a great novel right now that reminded me it wasn’t that long ago that here in the...

By Water For People and Dan Erchick, JHSPH | Broken water pumps, filled latrines and unsustainable solutions. These challenges are what motivate Water For People, a nonprofit committed to the belief that everyone should have access to safe water and sanitation every day. And...

By Lois Privor-Dumm, IVAC | A few years ago, we were thinking about how do you get people to recognize that pneumonia is a problem in children? The answer is, we don’t have to figure it out – give people the simple facts and they...

The pneumococcus bacterium, pneumonia’s leading cause, has more than 90 varieties alone. Controlling this complex threat to global health is within reach, but requires a comprehensive approach that utilizes the full suite of prevention tools at our disposal. To this end, expanding the availability of...