(Isaac Newton, 26) Barcelona
ISGlobal, Save the Children, UNICEF, Every Breath Counts, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, GAVI, ”la Caixa” Foundation, USAID and Unitaid have joined forces to address one of the greatest —and most serious— health threats that children face around the world.
“Fighting for Breath: the Global Forum on Childhood Pneumonia” is an international effort to put pneumonia —the leading infectious cause of death in children— on the global health agenda. The organisation aims to increase awareness of the scale of this disease challenge and set out practical pathways to end preventable child pneumonia deaths by 2030 through stronger, more equitable health systems and the development of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
Moreover, it expects to mobilise the donor community to ensure that we achieve the SDG goal on child survival and the Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhea (GAPPD) target of three child pneumonia deaths per 1,000 live births by 2030. This will also be a moment to support Gavi 2020 replenishment efforts.
The meeting will combine high-level keynote speeches together with panel presentations, individual TED-style talks and ‘chat-show’ discussions, with ample opportunities for audience interaction, as well as side meetings.