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Organization: Coalition for Rational and Safe Use of Medicines (CoRSUM) Location: Chisinau, Moldova Event: Drama: “Pneumonia” – Who are the Key Actors? The Coalition for the Rational and Safe Use of Medicines (CoRSUM) marked World Pneumonia Day with a National Conference in the country’s capital, Chisinau. The conference led...

Organization: International Rescue Committee Location: Kigali, Rwanda Event: Humeka Neza (Awareness Campaign) International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Rwanda used World Pneumonia Day 2011 as a culminating activity for a much longer advocacy and communication campaign about the importance and effectiveness of community-based pneumonia interventions. The goal of the campaign...

Organization: Malawi Ministry of Health - Health and Rights Education Programme Location: Lilongwe, Malawi Event: Knocking Out Pneumonia: The Call for Effective Collaboration The Malawi Ministry of Health hosted a symposium for World Pneumonia Day 2011 to raise awareness about the burden of pneumonia in the country. The symposium...

Organization: Save the Children, Malawi Location: Rumphi, Malawi Event: Smoke OUT Pneumonia! As part of their EVERY ONE Campaign, Save the Children hosted ‘Smoke Out Pneumonia,’ a celebration boasting music, dancing, poetry, drama, and educational presentations to mark World Pneumonia Day in Rumphi, a district in northern Malawi. The...

Organization: Philippine Foundation for Vaccination Location: Manila, Philippines Event: A “Fight Against Pneumonia” Dance Competition The Philippines Foundation for Vaccination created a nationwide dance competition to increase awareness about the Global Action Plan to Prevent Pneumonia (GAPP). Dance groups, comprised largely of healthcare workers, submitted videos of original dance...

Organization: KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme Location: Nairobi, Kenya Event: I Faced Pneumonia! Small grant awardee, the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, hosted six awareness events at hospitals across Kenya for World Pneumonia Day 2011. Their event, titled “I Faced Pneumonia,” focused on former and current patients,...

Organization: World Vision Zambia Location: Lusaka, Zambia Event: Film: Child Health Now. Let’s End Preventable Deaths  World Vision Zambia’s World Pneumonia Day 2011 activities were intended to encourage pneumonia awareness and communication among healthcare workers, politicians, and the community through a combination of national and local events. On a...

Organization: Vaccine Network for Disease Control Location: Abuja, Nigeria Event: Festival: Fashion for Pneumonia To mark World Pneumonia Day 2011, the Vaccine Network for Disease Control organized an educational festival titled "Fashion for Pneumonia.” The aim of the event was to bring together influential stakeholders and individuals from various...

Organization: New Delhi Television Location: New Delhi, India Event: Clean Hands Save Lives An experienced team of independent journalists and filmmakers, led by Mohuya Chaudhuri, used World Pneumonia Day 2011 to raise awareness about pneumonia in the New Delhi community and disseminate simple prevention information to families and health...

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