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The Pneumonia Newsletter              Issue #3  
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Pneumonia in the Headlines and around the World
Recent news and social media chatter have revolved around Hillary Clinton's pneumonia diagnosis, sparking interest in this illness. IVAC's Executive Director, Dr. Kate O'Brien, writes about the impact pneumonia has around the world. 

WHO Report on Household Air Pollution
Household air pollution is an environmental health risk worldwide. This global report provides new data on the still-pervasive use of polluting fuels for home cooking, lighting and heating, as well as an in-depth look at the impacts on women and children.

What Have You Been Up To? 

World Pneumonia Day
World Pneumonia Day is less than two months away!  Tell us about your global advocacy plans leading up to and on November 12, 2016 by filling out this brief survey.

Coming Soon: AMR and UNGA

Unit ed Nations Prepares to Address Antibiotic Resistance
On September 21st, 2016, world leaders will gather together in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly meeting to discuss antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Current efforts to reduce AMR and future plans to tackle this global health challenge will be brought to the forefront.  CDDEP

UN High-Level Meeting on Antimicrobials:  What Do We Need?
In light of the upcoming UNGA meeting, Dr. Laxminarayan and several co-authors emphasize the need to maintain access to effective antimicrobials while combatting AMR
The Lancet

Research Roundup

Optimizing seroprotection against pneumococcus in children with nephrotic syndrome using the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine - Vaccine 
Impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children morbidity and mortality in Peru: Time series analyses - Vaccine
Health workers' perspectives, knowledge and skills regarding community case management of childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia: a qualitative inquiry for an implementation research project "Nigraan" in District Badin, Sindh, Pakistan - BMC Health Services Research
High Streptococcus pneumoniae colonization prevalence among HIV-infected Kenyan parents in the year before pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduction - BMC Infectious Diseases


In Case You Missed It

Child Health Olympics: Racing Against Pneumonia and Diarrhea
"In our global health Olympics, the goal is clear: every family and child has a chance to reach the finish line established by Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 -good health and well-being for all," writes IVAC's Lois Privor-Dumm.

To My Fellow Pediatricians: You Are Advocates Too  
Pediatricians are one of the best and most trusted voices in the public dialogue on child health. IVAC's Anita Shet calls on fellow pediatricians to serve as advocates for their patients to help stop pneumonia. 

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Get in touch 
We're always happy to hear from you. Send an email to Salma Warshanna-Sparklin at swarsha3@jhu.edu.

Established in 2009, World Pneumonia Day is marked every year on November 12th to r aise awareness about pneumonia, the world's leading infectious killer of children under the age of five; p romote interventions to protect against, prevent and treat pneumonia; and g enerate action to combat pneumonia.

To learn more, visit www.worldpneumoniaday.org

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