The Pneumonia Newsletter               Issue #5  
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Only Two Weeks Away

November 12 is fast approaching! Advocates have set in motion events, publications, fundraisers and social media campaigns to make for a powerful World Pneumonia Day this year.

2016 Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report and Launch Event

On November 10, in advance of World Pneumonia Day, the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will publish the annual 2016 Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report: Reaching Goals through Action and Innovation, which details the 15 countries with the greatest burden of under-5 pneumonia and diarrhea deaths, and their progress in implementing high-impact interventions outlined in the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhea.
IVAC will launch the progress report via a live webcast event entitled, World Pneumonia Day: Keeping Child Health on the Global Agenda, with experts commenting on the findings from the report and innovations for the future.
Confirmed Speakers:
  • Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Associate Dean of Public Health Practice and Training, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Dr. Mathuram Santosham, Senior Advisor, IVAC
  • Dr. William Checkley, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Dr. Eric McCollum, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
When: November 10, 2016 from 12-1 pm ET
Where: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Submit your questions for the panel on Twitter with #StopPneumonia

Sneak Peek Around the World

Check out how advocates around the world are gearing up to raise awareness, promote interventions and generate action   by visiting our Events page.

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New Advocacy Resources

Check out the Resources Library for new additions to the 2016 Advocacy Toolkit:

In Case You Missed It

New evidence of decline in disease transmission shows impact of pneumonia vaccine - Center for American Indian Health

Millions more children to be protected from five diseases thanks to new vaccine supply agreement - Gavi

Why MSF rejected Pfizer donation offer of pneumonia vaccine - Medium

Series: Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale - The Lancet

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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.

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