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By Dan Thomas, GAVI Alliance | Have you ever been to the movies and seen a trailer for a film that you previously had no interest in seeing and then suddenly thought to yourself “That is a film I CANNOT MISS”? That was the idea behind...

World Pneumonia Day, held on November 12, 2011 was marked with tremendous achievements and success. To highlight these inspiring activities, The Global Coalition against Childhood Pneumonia is pleased to share with you our World Pneumonia Day 2011 report.

In this report, you will find news of...

By Dan Erchick, JHSPH | Karl Hofmann, President and CEO of Population Services International (PSI), recognized ten of 2011’s top global health achievements in a recent article on Huffington Post. The International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) was proud to see that pneumonia made the list...

By Geoff Kahn, IVAC | I must admit, I’m still fairly new to IVAC and to the kind of work we do here. A year and a half ago I worked in a lab, and the only contact I had with the outside world was...

Location: Various locations, Madagascar About the events: PSI/Madagascar took the opportunity of the 2011 World Pneumonia Day to kick-off its pneumonia program, which seeks to increase appropriate management of pneumonia case in the community. The program promotes care-seeking behavior to qualified providers among parents when their child present...

Pakistan’s "Lady Health Workers" Successfully Treat Severe Pneumonia at Home In research published in The Lancet on November 11, 2011, children treated at home for severe pneumonia by Pakistan’s "Lady Health Workers" (LHW) were more likely to recover than children referred to health facilities, Save the...

By Taskin Rahman, Save the Children, Bangladesh | For six months now, we’ve been visiting schools across Bangladesh to talk about pneumonia as part of Save the Children’s EVERY ONE campaign. We’ve been to schools in the middle of bustling Dhaka, schools surrounded by rice...

Dr. Orin Levine On World Pneumonia Day and the importance of raising awareness: On the promise of new vaccines in Kenya and beyond: Dr. Daniel Feiken On the causes of pneumonia and the toll of the disease: Dr. Cynthia Whitney On the impact of the pneumococcal vaccines and importance of vaccination: ...

PACE Celebrates Great Strides with Pneumococcal Vaccines on Third Annual World Pneumonia Day On November 12, the world comes together to recognize the third annual World Pneumonia Day and to advocate for solutions to the world’s leading killer of young children. Today, PACE is particularly pleased...

Students in the Bloomberg School of Public Health are organizing events will include a student soccer match, a webinar and reception on November 11th with WHO's Dr. Shamim Qzai and Abhay Bang and a Pneumonia Trivia Night. Update...

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