Since the first celebration of World Pneumonia Day in 2009, the Small Grants for World Pneumonia Day Advocacy program has existed to help support advocacy events and activities promoting pneumonia control in countries where childhood pneumonia hits the hardest. The The International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is pleased to continue the Small Grants for World Pneumonia Day Advocacy Program for a third year thanks in part to the GAVI Alliance, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and the Best Shot Foundation.
For 2011, IVAC’s Small Grants Program is providing up to $10,000 per grantee in order to host a World Pneumonia Day event. Events will raise awareness of pneumonia prevention and treatment throughout the world. This year’s theme, “I am the face of pneumonia,” strives to connect the personal, human stories that illustrate pneumonia’s direct impact.
For 2011, 24 organizations working in 14 countries have been awarded grants:
The 2011 Small Grants program is made possible through the collaboration of the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at Johns Hopkins University, the GAVI Alliance, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and the Best Shot Foundation..