The University of Ibadan in Nigeria is educating communities about pneumonia, as well as diarrhea and malnutrition, through a variety of activities in Ogun State in Nigeria. The university hosted an educational event at Ijemo Titun Junior High School in Abeokuta, Ogun State, which used drama, dance and songs performed by primary school children to raise awareness. Another activity was a capacity building session for role model mothers within the 20 local government areas on the roles of parents or caregivers in prevention and control of pneumonia among children. On World Pneumonia Day, the organization will host a rally to educate mothers within Ogun state on child health issues. It will also advocate to the office of the Ogun State Governor and other policy makers on health related issues, encouraging leaders to ensure equity in healthcare facilities distribution within their state and free treatment of children under five.
Click here to read about what World Pneumonia Day means to Dr. G.R.E.E. Ana, Head, Department of Environmental Health Science, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.