17 Nov APPG Hosts UK Event for WPD 2010 to Fight the World’s Leading Killer of Children Under Five
In support of World Pneumonia Day 2010, leaders in the fight against pneumonia will gather in London on Tuesday 16 November for a roundtable briefing from the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Global Action Against Childhood Pneumonia. The meeting will highlight the progress made since the inaugural World Pneumonia Day in 2009; build on the recent World Health Assembly resolution calling for 193 countries to put in place pneumonia prevention, protection and treatment policies, which will save up to one million children under five per year; and demonstrate the UK’s commitment to help meet the targets of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4.
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development, Stephen O’Brien MP, will be speaking at the event. As well as representatives from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations (GAVI Alliance), other partner organisations, and representatives from the Foreign and Commonwealth, the High Commissioner of Sierra Leone will also be in attendance at the APPG meeting in Westminster to provide an important in-country perspective on pneumonia prevention and treatment.