Pneumonia is the leading cause of childhood deaths for the Philippines and many developing nations. Unfortunately, pneumonia vaccination remains unaffordable for many families. How might we empower the Filipino diaspora to pressure pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer and GSK to drop the price of pneumonia vaccination?
"It doesn't matter if you're rich or poor; anyone can have pneumonia. If you teach people what to do, then their children have a chance to survuce the first five years of life when they are most vulnerable." - Dra. Lulu Bravo, M.D. Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist
"Many parents avoid a consultation with a doctor and use the money to buy medicine instead. A prescription will not be enough to save their children from danger." - Monalee R. Estuita, RN, BSN, Clinic Coordinator at the Canoosa Health and Social Center