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. 

Pneumococcal Awareness Council of Experts (PACE)

The Pneumococcal Awareness Council of Experts (PACE), a project of Sabin launched in 2006, focuses on pneumococcal disease awareness and prevention and works through a variety of mediums to drive forward pneumococcal awareness and advocacy efforts. Working with more than 100 professional medical societies around the globe, PACE informs policymakers about the global threat of pneumococcal disease and works to secure commitments from countries to combat the disease.

Pneumococcal Symposia

In addition to leading various pneumococcal research studies, Sabin convenes the world’s leading experts in epidemiology and other key public health professionals at regional and country-level symposia each year. Developed in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and PneumoADIP, the regional symposia provide a forum to share the latest pneumococcal research and new prevention strategies. 

Pneumococcal Disease

Pneumococcal disease is a deadly infectious disease that kills 1.6 million people each year, including 800,000 children under age five. Global awareness of this deadly disease, however, remains low. Sabin convenes the world’s leading experts in epidemiology and other key public health professionals at regional and country-level symposia, including the Regional Pneumococcal Symposium. Developed in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the U.S.

When discussing public health campaigns and disease prevention, most people want to immediately jump to the solution – we want a vaccine, a cure, a narrative – so we can stop the cycle of disease and suffering. But we must remember to crawl before we walk, and this cliché could not ring more true than in the world of disease monitoring and surveillance, particularly for a disease like pneumococcal, a deadly bacterial infection that kills more than 1.6 million people annually, including half a million children.

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