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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...

Organization: Paediatric Association of Nigeria Location: Lagos, Nigeria Event:  Film: The Face of Pneumonia in Nigeria The Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN) held a press conference on November 11th to raise awareness about the severity of childhood pneumonia. The press conference included a short documentary highlighting the challenges...

Organization: Save the Children, Liberia Location: Monrovia, Liberia Event: Film: Liberian Children Fight Against Pneumonia Save the Children, Liberia marked World Pneumonia Day by shooting a video documentary featuring mothers of children who died from pneumonia and interviews with local health care workers regarding the importance of pneumonia prevention....

Organization: Afro Global Alliance Location: Cape Coast, Ghana Event: Improving Community Response for Pneumonia Prevention and Management The Afro Global Alliance (AGA), together with its partners, the Ghana Health Service, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Stop TB Partnership Ghana, and key members of the media, hosted events for...

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