Sunday, November 03, 2013

Media Advisory for World Pneumonia Day and Africa( 12 November 2013)

Dear Penplusbytes(PPB) members

Whilst PPB's main work is in other areas, I'd like to beg your attention on an important subject which affects too many families in Africa today: pneumonia.

As well as being on the board of PPB I am also on the board of a group called The Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS). Our brief is to improve respiratory medicine, and to reduce the burden of disease from respiratory complications.

Tuesday November 12 is World Pneumonia Day. 

We want an impact. We have therefore prepared the attached document that highlights key issues about pneumonia in Africa. It is in note form. It is intended to be a valuable resource for journalists, bloggers, people involved concerned about everyone around them.

PLEASE… write, publish, broadcast, advocate, do whatever you can.

Let's together raise the awareness of what can be prevented, and what needs to be done.

If it isn't your area, please feel free to pass it to people who might be able to use it.

And if coverage does ensue, and you can capture it… do feed details back to me. We're trying to monitor coverage.

Thank you for your attention.

Bryan Pearson

International Institute for ICT Journalism

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