SDG 17 in Action! Partnering to end preventable child deaths from Pneumonia

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SDG 17 in Action! Partnering to end preventable child deaths from Pneumonia

November 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

On November 3rd, “la Caixa” Foundation, UNICEF, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will co-host an event to mark World Pneumonia Day and to celebrate the power of partnerships and innovation to prevent child deaths from pneumonia. Building on the Pneumonia Innovations Summit in 2015, the event will continue the discussion on how to accelerate uptake of health technologies critical to ending preventable child deaths, with a focus on increasing access to oxygen therapy and related products.
At the event, Laura J. Frost and Michael R. Reich, authors of Access, How do good health technologies get to poor people in poor countries?, will lend their expertise analyzing why some health technologies scale more readily than others, utilizing their analytic framework based on four A’s:  Architecture, Availability, Affordability, and Adoption. The event will also feature inspiring speakers and a network of international leaders to outline the partnership architecture for action.
For those interested in attending,  please RSVP here. 

The deadline to RSVP for this event is Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 at 12:00 noon (EST). If you plan to attend, please make sure to RSVP before the deadline!

This event will feature an announcement of a multi-country public-private partnership: The Every Breath Counts Coalition

Every Breath Counts is a coalition of more than 25 organizations committed to supporting the governments with the largest populations of children at greatest risk of death from pneumonia to end preventable child pneumonia deaths by 2030. The Coalition will be formally launched at UNICEF HQ on November 3rd by Save the Children, GSK, the Nigerian Government and UNICEF. All materials will be available on the Stop Pneumonia website.


November 3, 2017
9:00 am - 6:00 pm


UNICEF Headquarters
3 United Nations Plaza
New York, New York 10017 United States
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La Caixa Foundation
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation