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World’s first public-private partnership to increase access to oxygen and pulse oximetry launched at Clinton Global Initiative   This press release is by the Pneumonia Innovations Team and cross posted here with permission. New York City, Wednesday September 21st—In the final plenary session of the last Clinton Global...

The UN high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance present those fighting child pneumonia with an opportunity to speak out in support of efforts to battle both AMR and child pneumonia. By Kate O’Brien, Executive Director, International Vaccine Access Center & Amy Sarah Ginsburg, Senior Advisor in International Programs,...

September 14, 2016 By Dr. Kate O’Brien, Executive Director, International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) [caption id="attachment_8068" align="alignright" width="357"] Source: Riccardo Gangale/VectorWorks[/caption] Everyone may get 15 minutes of fame, however, for common illnesses such as pneumonia headlines are scarce. While Secretary Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis is viewed by most through...

September 13, 2016 World Pneumonia Day is two months away! This annual day is held on November 12 to educate the public about pneumonia and its impact on the world. This day is dedicated as a reminder about how individuals, communities, and society can protect, prevent,...

[caption id="attachment_7987" align="aligncenter" width="471"] Source: Phil Hillyard/Courier Mail[/caption] August 19, 2016 By Lois Privor-Dumm, IMBA, International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) I, like many others, have watched the Olympics with a sense of excitement and awe this summer. Every four years, I find myself wondering how these athletes have...

By Anita Shet, MD, PhD, International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) The work of a pediatrician brings a certain joy that few other professions can claim. It is a joy that stems from nursing ill children back to health, from watching these spontaneous little beings blossom into...

This blog post originally appeared on the PATH Blog and is cross posted here with permission.  Mark Alderson won’t rest easy until he solves one of the biggest problems in global health: a vaccine against pneumonia. Photo: PATH/Doune Porter.Nearly a decade ago, I joined the fight against pneumonia....

  The Pneumonia Newsletter, a new resource for child health champions compiled by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC), is now available. The goal: to connect advocates around the world who are fighting pneumonia, not just on World Pneumonia Day but year-round. The newsletter includes updates on pneumonia...