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New report informs WHA dialogue on the leading killers of children: pneumonia and diarrhea As the 69th World Health Assembly discusses progress on the Global Vaccine Action Plan, a new data visualization platform—from the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of...

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="620"] iStock[/caption] By Lisa Hussey, BioMed Central [In April 2016] Pneumonia officially [published] its first volume as part of the BioMed Central suite of journals. Here, Editor-in-Chief Professor Allan Cripps highlights the importance of raising awareness about pneumonia and provides background to the formation of...

A new survey reveals major misconceptions about pneumonia, with most adults not vaccinated against the disease and many unaware that it can be vaccine-preventable. By Gary Finnegan, Vaccines Today In Europe there are an estimated 3 million cases of pneumonia each year, of which an estimated one million...

Imagine a world where every child has the opportunity to grow up healthy and strong. We're closer than ever to making that world a reality, according to the new short film To Keep A Promise.   [embed]https://youtu.be/KAV0DnJ1JLE[/embed] To Keep a Promise seeks to show the universal story of...

[caption id="attachment_7085" align="aligncenter" width="470"] Photo Credit: Simi Vijay[/caption]   Mothers are at the root of healthy families and strong communities. Giving mothers everywhere the tools they need to protect their children has been a great—and necessary—investment. More kids than ever before have access to vaccines and treatment...

This blog was originally published on the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC)'s website and is cross posted here with permission. The blog is part of the #ProtectingKids story roundup. Read all the stories here. There is a popular saying that you cannot manage what you cannot measure. This is so true...

This post originally appeared on defeatDD.org and is cross posted here with permission. by Deborah Kidd, Senior Communications Officer for the Vaccine Development Program at PATH This post is part of the #ProtectingKids blog series. Read the whole series here. Dhaka was people. Everywhere I looked: people. Crowded streets, makeshift...

This story originally appeared on rescue.org and is cross posted here with permission. Nyabel Both lives in a remote village in the Gambella region of Ethiopia, where common childhood diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and diarrhea are a constant threat. Yet Nyabel has managed something wonderful: Her one-year-old son has...

This post originally appeared on the World Health Organization Website's Media Centre and is cross posted here with permission. By: Dr Flavia Bustreo, WHO ADG and Vice Chair of Gavi, with Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO ADG, Health Systems and Innovation Suspense and high stakes  It’s no secret that vaccines...

This blog originally appeared on vaccineswork.org and is cross posted here with permission. By: Amber Zeddies, Associate Communications Officer at the Gates Foundation. This week, governments, organizations and communities across the globe will come together to celebrate World Immunization Week. We’re excited to spend the week spotlighting the importance of immunization...