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World Pneumonia Day 2011 is coming on November 12th and we want you to knock out pneumonia in a novel way! Have a great idea about how to celebrate World Pneumonia Day 2011 in your country? The 2011 Small Grants Program can help you make your idea come to life!

Starting August 5, 2011, we want your ideas for World Pneumonia Day events that tackle pneumonia where it has the biggest impact! Winning submissions will be eligible for grants of up to US$10,000 of funding, so start brainstorming today! We are looking for well-thought out, innovative and impactful ideas that will put a spotlight on pneumonia as a problem that can be solved. Ideas will be evaluated on not only how well they promote change but also how well they incorporate this year's World Pneumonia Day theme: "I am the face of pneumonia." This theme strives to connect the personal, human stories that illustrate pneumonia's direct impact. Find out more about the 2011 Small Grants Program and submit your application before the August 18thdeadline.

IRIN KAMPALA/GULU, 4 August 2011 (IRIN) - Bribes, poorly trained medical staff and the lack of medical care for pregnant HIV-positive mothers are among the reasons for high rates of infant and maternal mortality in Uganda. NGOs want to see more government action. Read more....

Thirty years ago a World Health Organisation team led by Frank Fenner and DA Henderson celebrated the eradication of smallpox. This year in Rome, celebrations were held for the eradication of rinderpest - that's a virus that infects cattle but shares a common ancestor with measles. That...

Seth Berkley is CEO, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), which gave a record $165 million to India to induct the pentavalent vaccine into the universal immunisation programme. Penta combines protection against DPT, Hepatitis B and, for the first time, Hib, the leading cause...

Pushpa Narayan, The Times of India CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government will soon pay mothers who get their newborns vaccinated as per the immunization schedule. Under the Muthulakshmi Reddy Scheme, each pregnant woman will get a smart card with her medical details. The health department will deposit...

UN News Centre 1 August 2011 – The United Nations and its partners are promoting the use of all possible means of communication, including social networking, blogs and even flash mobs, to get the message out on the benefits of breastfeeding beyond clinics and delivery rooms...

We all have a role to play in ending preventable child pneumonia deaths by 2030

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