The Pneumonia Newsletter              Issue #4  
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The launch of Stop Pneumonia, ahead of World Pneumonia Day 2016

We are less than six weeks away from World Pneumonia Day, November 12, 2016 , and are excited to share some resources to help mark this important event. This year's theme, Keep the Promise. Stop Pneumonia Now, focuses on the intersection of pneumonia and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We have an opportunity to keep the promise of the SDGs by stopping pneumonia and saving thousands of young lives.
Today we are launching a new website,, that provides tools for pneumonia advocacy. You will find a Social Media Toolkit that includes messages, social media posts,  stories about child health, the WPD 2016 logo, and other materials for use in outreach. These resources will be updated over the coming weeks to share the activities of groups around the world and reflect the progress they are making in sending policymakers a strong message on the need to prioritize child health. 

Also in November, IVAC will release its seventh annual Pneumonia & Diarrhea Progress Report that details the progress of the 15 countries with the greatest burden of under-5 pneumonia and diarrhea deaths in implementing high-impact interventions outlined in the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhea (GAPPD).
Let's work together to send a strong message on World Pneumonia Day, that we can keep the promise of the SDGs by working together to improve child health. We will be in touch over the coming weeks to provide updates on plans for World Pneumonia Day. 

We would also like to hear from you. Please let us know how you will mark WPD 2016 by e-mailing Salma Warshanna-Sparklin at Please let us know if you have content or activities to share, or if there are materials you need for your advocacy efforts. We look forward to hearing from you.

Country Spotlight: Ethiopia

United for Oxygen
The world's first effort by a consortium of government, industry, foundation and civil society organizations to scale-up access to pulse oximetry and oxygen in health facilities in Ethiopia, with a special focus on reducing deaths among children under five and pregnant women.

Ethiopia's Political Will          
Faced with 200,000 children dying annually in Ethiopia, the Ministry of Health is forming new policy around treatment for pneumonia--the leading cause of child mortality in the country. The focus is  oxygen scale-up and management, a vital treatment in combatting pneumonia-related issues.

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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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