The Low Pressure Oxygen Store (LPOS), one of the two founding projects of FREO2, has won the People’s Choice Award for Most Promising Childhood Pneumonia Innovation on World Pneumonia Day. Designed to save lives during power outages, LPOS won the award at the Pneumonia Innovations Summit in New York City. With gratitude, A/Prof. Jim Black and Dr. Roger Rassool received the award on behalf of the FREO2 team, and would like to thank all of FREO2's supporters who have assisted the team as they work to save lives.
Established in 2009, World Pneumonia Day is marked every year on November 12th to:
- Raise awareness about pneumonia, the world’s leading killer of children under the age of five;
- Promote interventions to protect against, prevent and treat pneumonia; and
- Generate action to combat pneumonia.