The Life-Saving Vaccine the World Has Never Heard Of…

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The Life-Saving Vaccine the World Has Never Heard Of…

November 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Worldwide, pneumonia takes the lives of more young children than any other disease – more than 100 every hour of every day. The single biggest cause of fatal pneumonia in childhood is preventable with a vaccine. Please join us for a panel discussion featuring child health experts, advocates and researchers to discuss the successes, and remaining hurdles, towards achieving full protection against vaccine-preventable pneumonia and other diseases for the world’s most vulnerable children. Reception and refreshments to follow.

Panelists include:

  • Cynthia Gorney (University of California, Berkeley, National Geographic) – moderator
  • Dr. Samir Saha (Head of Microbiology Department at the Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Bangladesh and Executive Director of the Child Health Research Foundation, Bangladesh),
  • Dr. Cynthia Whitney, (Chief of Respiratory Diseases Branch, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control)
  • Dr. Keith Klugman (Director for Pneumonia, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
  • Dr. Chizoba Wonodi, (Nigeria Director, International Vaccine Access Center)
  • Martha Rebour, (Executive Director, Shot@Life, United Nations Foundation)

The event is open to all non-ASTMH Conference attendees.

Please RSVP here or contact with any questions.

Photo by Daniel Williams for National Geographic Magazine


November 7, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Hilton Baltimore
401 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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International Vaccine Access Center
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
National Geographic