Wow. Child health advocates pulled out all the stops in 2016. The fact that #WorldPneumoniaDay was used in over 9,500 tweets during the first two weeks of November is a testament to your thunderous voices. The messages yielded 125.6 million impressions, carrying the appeal to end pneumonia far and wide.
Thank you for a great World Pneumonia Day!
New Feature Story
Efforts across eight countries and online showcase the creativity and determination to remind policymakers to
Keep the Promise, Stop Pneumonia Now. Diverse strategies, from spirited marches to far-reaching social media campaigns, are shared in the feature story,
ROUND-UP: WORLD PNEUMONIA DAY 2016.
Scores of powerful publications hit news feeds in honor of World Pneumonia Day this year. If any of the op-eds, journal articles, and reports whizzed by you, worry not. Here's an
ADVOCATE'S READING LIST to help you gear up for 2017.
This year, IVAC created the original Pneumonia Fumbler Challenge as a positive and fun opportunity for advocates to lend their voices to children under 5. Around 40 advocates from Indonesia, India, Nigeria, and the United States participated. Check out the blog post, "
Thanks for Speaking Up Against Pneumonia," to learn more and watch some fun videos.
Survey: Looking Ahead
Thank you for being part of the Stop Pneumonia Coalition. This year we aimed to share valuable resources to help you prepare for World Pneumonia Day. We'd love to hear from you about what resources worked best for you, what didn't, and what you'd like to see happen for World Pneumonia Day 2017.
2016 Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report was launched at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on November 10, 2016. Experts presented key findings and identified innovations in pneumonia disease management that may accelerate the pace of progress. They also participated in a moderated Q&A.
Consider making a donation to Save the Children's fundraiser for pneumonia. Funds go towards developing programs that protect, prevent, and treat pneumonia in children worldwide; supporting research and influence policy regarding pneumonia; and saving countless young lives.
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; promote interventions to protect against, prevent and treat pneumonia; and generate action to combat pneumonia.