Council Members

  • Ciro A. de Quadros, Co-Chair, USA
     
  • Orin Levine, Co-Chair, USA
     
  • Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Pakistan
     
  • Lulu C. Bravo, Philippines
     
  • Sergio Cabral, Brazil
     
  • Ron Dagan, Israel
     
  • Calil Farhat (in memorium), Brazil
     
  • Jesus M. Feris, Dominican Republic

  • Javier Garau, Spain
     
  • Najwa Khuri-Bulos, Jordan
     
  • Keith P. Klugman, USA,

World Pneumonia Day

The fourth annual World Pneumonia Day was held on November 12, 2012. World Pneumonia Day was launched in 2009 by a broad coalition of public and nonprofit organizations—including the Sabin Vaccine Institute and PACE—to mobilize efforts to fight a neglected disease that kills more than two million children under age five every year.

Call to Action

Pneumococcal disease kills 1.6 million people each year – including 800,000 children under the age of five - and is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. Vaccines are available now to safely and effectively protect children and adults against most pneumococcal infections. With increased awareness about this disease, and a commitment to purchase and deliver pneumococcal vaccines to children around the globe, we can save an estimated 5.4 million children’s lives by 2030. 

Today, the WHO and UNICEF released The Integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD), an integrated and intensified effort to reduce deaths and illnesses from these diseases.

Vaccine Advocacy & Education

The Vaccine Advocacy and Education program at Sabin is dedicated to reducing the burden of preventable diseases by bringing together key stakeholders and leaders in government, private sector and civil society in order to foster cooperation, share information and best practices, and develop improved vaccine policy and access.

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