[Call to register] Webinar for media on world's leading infectious killer of children < 5: Pneumonia

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World's leading infectious killer of children under the age of five years, is Pneumonia. Pneumonia, a common respiratory illness, also has potentially serious outcomes for the elderly. According to Stop Pneumonia, the most vulnerable children are in poor and rural communities, underlining the need to improve equitable access to high quality care, diagnostics, and treatment for all children.

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Join us in this webinar with experts on how can we end preventable deaths from pneumonia and keep promises we made for delivering on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Date: Tuesday, 13th December 2016
Time: 1pm - 2pm Geneva time
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  • Pneumonia is preventable. Governments have committed to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, one of which (SDG 3.2) promises to end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age by 2030. We will fail to deliver on SDGs if we forget pneumonia.
  • The WHO and UNICEF have laid out a strategy in the Integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD)
  • Controlling childhood pneumonia requires an integrated package of interventions to protect, prevent, and treat the disease. Fortunately, many of the interventions targeted at pneumonia also help control other childhood diseases, like diarrhea, and should be part of a comprehensive approach to child survival. 
  • For more information please refer: Stop Pneumonia
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Panel of experts

[Presentation] [Watch 32:50 - 44:20 of webinar recording]  
Dr Steve Graham, Professor of International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Australia; and also with the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)
Dr Kate O'Brien, Executive Director and Professor, International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Audrey M Battu, Director, Essential Medicines, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) 

[Presentation] [Watch 27:10 - 32:45 of webinar recording] 
Dr Ajay Mishra, Director and Head of Paediatrics, Nelson Hospital, India

Ashok Ramsarup, Award winning senior journalist from Durban, South Africa; formerly Program Producer, SABC Lotus FM; and Webinar Moderator

Shobha Shukla, CNS Managing Editor and webinar co-Moderator (and lead author of 2011 childhood pneumonia report in English, Hindi, Urdu)

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CNS Webinars Team
Email: webinar@citizen-news.org
Website: www.citizen-news.org

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