World Pneumonia Day: Keeping Child Health on the Global Agenda

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World Pneumonia Day: Keeping Child Health on the Global Agenda

November 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


On November 10, in advance of World Pneumonia Day, the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) will publish the annual 2016 Pneumonia & Diarrhea Progress Report, which details the 15 countries with the greatest burden of under-5 pneumonia and diarrhea deaths, and their progress in implementing high-impact interventions outlined in the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhea.

IVAC will launch the progress report via a live webcast event entitled, World Pneumonia Day: Keeping Child Health on the Global Agenda, with experts commenting on the findings from the report and innovations for the future.


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Joshua Sharfstein, Associate Dean of Public Health Practice and Training, JHSPH

Dr. Sharfstein oversees the Office of Public Health Practice and Training, the General Preventive Medicine Residency and major practice activities, including collaboration with public health agencies. He is also the inaugural Professor of the Practice in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Previously, he served as the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Principal Deputy Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Commissioner of Health for Baltimore City, and as health policy advisor for Congressman Henry A. Waxman.

Mathuram Santosham, Senior Advisor, IVAC

Dr. Santosham is internationally known for his work on oral rehydration therapy, childhood vaccines and dissemination of pediatric prophylactics to vulnerable populations worldwide. He serves on numerous national and international committees to promote childhood health throughout the world. He consults for numerous international agencies including WHO, USAID, UNICEF and the Gates Foundation on aspects of child survival in over 30 countries. He is the author of over 250 peer-reviewed journals and serves as a reviewer for several international medical journals.

William Checkley, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Checkley’s areas of clinical expertise include epidemiology, pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. His research interests include International lung health, epidemiology, mechanical ventilation and acute lung injury. He earned his MD from Northwestern University and received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University. He completed his internal medicine residency training at Emory University and fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Eric McCollum, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. McCollum is an expert in childhood respiratory disease in developing countries with more than ten years of pediatric clinical and research experience in low-resource settings in southern Africa and south Asia. He is currently based in Bangladesh as the principal investigator of a National Institutes of Health career development award studying the role of pulse oximetry in child pneumonia care in rural Bangladeshi children.

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November 10, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD 21025 United States


International Vaccine Access Center
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