2012 Small Grants Recipients for WPD Advocacy Program

September 24, 2012 – Baltimore, MD

Baby Issa waits for her turn for an exam during a medical camp on World Pneumonia Day 2011 at Eastleigh Center in Nairobi, Kenya. As a 2011 Small Grants awardee, Safe Womanhood Organization (SWH) created a large-scale pneumonia awareness event for Somali and Oromo refugees of Eastleigh residing in Nairobi. SWH had activities including medical exams for more than 350 children, workshops for Somali and Oromo health workers and journalists. 

 The International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 Small Grants for World Pneumonia Day Advocacy Program. The Small Grants Program supports events and activities that promote pneumonia prevention and control in countries where childhood pneumonia has the greatest impact.

In this, the 4th year of the small grants program, 12 grants have been awarded thus far and additional grants may be announced later in the year. Congratulations to the following Recipient Organizations:

Burkina Faso

Organization: Association of Community Health and Development (ASCOD)
Team Leader: Jean-Noel Sawadogo
Event: Lead a community campaign providing door-to-door awareness, dissemination of messages on local radio and school education sessions promoting child survival.


Organization: Front for Inter-School awareness on STD / AIDS (FISS-MST/SIDA)
Team Leader: Bertrand Kampoer
Event: A text message campaign will communicate signs, symptoms and treatment for child health issues. [ Read more ]

Cote D’Ivoire

Organization: Stop Tuberculosis Bouake
Team Leaders: Gaoussou Coulibaly
Event: Visitation will take place at child health centers and private homes to increase education on pneumonia signs, symptoms and treatment. [ Read more ]


Organization: Association of People for Practical Life Education (APPLE) in collaboration with Reliance Network (R-Net)
Team Leaders: Jack James Dawson and Elizabeth Korasare
Event: Provide training to traditional community leaders to prevent and care for pneumonia in order to reduce the mortality rate of children. [ Read more ]


Organization: Haitian Pediatric Society
Team Leader: Dr. Jessy Colimon Adrien
Event: Training meetings to enhance education for female community leaders and adolescents living in the tent city, Delmas on prevention and treatment of pneumonia and diarrhea. [ Read more ]


Organization: Global Health Strategies, India
Team Leader: Nidhi Dubey
Event: A short film is being developed about pneumonia and a television panel discussion will be aired. In addition a meeting with civil society partners to discuss child survival issues addressing pneumonia and diarrhea. [ Read more ]


  1. Organization: Breath of Life
    Team Leader: Dr. Regina Ejemot-Nwadiaro
    Event: Training of advocates on pneumonia prevention and advocacy mainstreamed into Calabar Carnival activities. [ Read more ]
  2. Organization: Vaccine Network
    Team Leader: Chika Offor
    Event: Lead community sensitization using flash mobs, school competitions, lectures and social media activities [ Read more ]
  3. Organization: University of Ibadan
    Team Leader: Dr. Adewuyi Busayo Adeyinka
    Event: Arrange for advocacy visits for policy makers, capacity building and parades. [ Read more ]
  4. Organization: Pediatric Association of Nigeria
    Team Leader: Dr. Olajide Ojo
    Event: Organize workshop and lectures for healthcare practitioners and policymakers. [ Read more ]


Organization: Philippine Foundation for Vaccination
Team Leader: Dr. Lulu Bravo
Event: Leading training courses will enhance knowledge of pneumonia for government health officials, directors and immunization program managers. In addition, health workers will join together for an interpretive dance competition for pneumonia prevention. [ Read more ]


Organization: Social Workers Association of Zambia (SWAZ)
Team Leader: Joachim Cuthbert Mumba
Event: Leading documentary highlighting experiences of caregivers and healthcare providers who fight pneumonia and diarrhea. Additional advocacy activities include radio discussions and drama/sketches. [ Read more ]


The Small Grants Program is made possible through support from members of the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia including IVAC, the GAVI Alliance and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.