13 Nov Announcing the 2nd Global Forum on Childhood Pneumonia
Building a world where every child survives and thrives
26-27 April 2023, CaixaForum Madrid
The 2nd Global Forum on Childhood Pneumonia will build on the momentum for action generated by the first Global Forum in Barcelona in 2020, and pivot political attention from COVID-19 to the specific government actions needed to reduce child pneumonia deaths. These include full coverage of the pneumonia-fighting vaccines (e.g., PCV, pertussis, Hib, and measles), reductions in wasting, improvements in air quality, as well as rapid access to diagnosis and treatment with antibiotics and oxygen as part of strong primary health care systems.
The two-day event will serve as a platform for new and ambitious political commitments to accelerate introduction and scale up of these lifesaving interventions. Representatives from the Spanish Government, leading health ministry officials from countries with high burdens of child pneumonia, donor governments, foundations, NGOs, companies and academic institutions will come together in-person to rejuvenate the fight to reduce child pneumonia deaths and boost national child survival progress.
The 2nd Global Forum on Childhood Pneumonia is supported by the ”la Caixa” Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in collaboration with UNICEF and the organizations who co-hosted the inaugural Global Forum.
**More to come**
14 November 2022