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Organization: University of Ibadan Location: Ibadan, Nigeria Event: Generating Political Will for Pneumonia Control Project With help from the World Pneumonia Day 2011 small grant award, the University of Ibadan, Department of Health Promotion and Education organized a Pneumonia Workshop for Oyo State legislators.  The workshop served as...

Organization: So-Healthi Location: Calabar, Nigeria Event: Drown Pneumonia, Rescue a Child Grant recipient So-Healthi organized a boat regatta titled “Drown Pneumonia, Rescue a Child” for World Pneumonia Day 2011.  The purpose of the regatta was to raise awareness about pneumonia, a disease that kills nearly 180,000 Nigerian children...

Organization: Poriprekkhit Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh Event: Media: As the Face of Pneumonia One of the World Pneumonia Day 2011 grant awardees, Poriprekkhit is a nonprofit committed to creating positive change in Bangladesh through communication and advocacy. For WPD 2011, Poriprekkhit led a media workshop in Dhaka, Bangladesh to...

Organization: The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs Location: Abuja, Nigeria Event: Creating Awareness about Childhood Pneumonia For World Pneumonia Day (WPD) 2011, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) organized lectures at mosques throughout Abuja, Nigeria.  The goal of this project was to teach Imams, traditional...

Celebrated each year on October 15th, Global Handwashing Day brings more than 200 million people together, in dozens of countries around the world, to promote one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of disease. Handwashing with soap is the most effective and inexpensive way...

National Action Day! Call Congress to Protect Poverty-Focused Foreign Assistance! Join activists from around the U.S. and tell Congress not to cut life-saving foreign assistance! On September 26th, grassroots activists across the U.S. will mobilize for a national call-in day. Members of Save the Children, Bread for the...

Orin Levine, The Huffington Post If you're an adrenaline junkie and you want to pursue a health career, you're probably better served by becoming an emergency room doctor than an epidemiologist or researcher. In these careers, you may work a long time for uncommon rewards and...

Sarah Boseley's Global Health Blog Chad and Somalia are the riskiest places in the world to fall sick if you are a child. Switzerland and Finland are the safest. That's the conclusion of an index produced by Save the Children, which ranks 161 countries based on...

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