Philly-area contingent helps advance health initiatives in Africa

Monday, February 24, 2014

Volunteers from the Philadelphia region are in Washington this week to learn new lobbying skills and other ways to support health missions in sub-Saharan Africa.

The ONE campaign, which works to fight extreme poverty around the world, is sponsoring the four-day training and advocate-education summit.

There’s a long list of talking points for the volunteers to learn.

Erin Hohlfelder, ONE’s Global Health Policy Director, said it’s especially important to spread the word about two new vaccines to fight pneumonia and diarrhea.

Worldwide, those conditions are the biggest killers of poor children younger than 5. They take more lives than TB, AIDS and malaria combined, Hohlfelder said.

Source: Newsworks (link opens in a new window)

Health Care
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