Press Call on Embargoed Lancet Pneumonia Study

For Immediate Release

Friday, November 4, 2011
USAID Press Office
202-712-4320

WHAT

Pneumonia kills 1.4 million children a year, making it the number one cause of child mortality. A study to be published Friday, Nov. 11 in The Lancet medical journal reveals a successful new approach to treating children with severe pneumonia in hard-hit areas. Just in time for World Pneumonia Day, results achieved by Pakistan's "Lady Health Workers" offer new hope for poor and isolated communities around the world. Join a discussion with the study's author, global health experts and high-level officials.

WHEN

Thursday, November 10th at 11 a.m. EST (Washington, DC time).
(8 a.m. Pacific Time/4 p.m. GMT)

HOW

Please dial in 5-10 minutes prior to the start time and supply passcode.
U.S. /Canada toll free: 1-888-318-7470
International toll call: 1-719-325-2249
Participant passcode: 4516452

SPEAKERS

Ariel Pablos-Mendez, USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health
Dr. Salim Sadruddin, study author & Child Health and Nutrition Advisor, Save the Children
Dr. Elizabeth Mason, WHO Director of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health
Mary Beth Powers, Newborn and Child Survival Campaign Chief, Save the Children

MORE INFORMATION

The Lancet pneumonia study was conducted by Save the Children, funded by the United States Agency for International Development, and coordinated by the World Health Organization.

In the U.S. only, the embargo lifts Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. EST.

Globally, the embargo lifts Nov. 11 at 12:01 a.m. GMT.

Last updated: October 29, 2014

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