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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...

Up to 935,000 children are dying from pneumonia each year. Too many children are dying every day from pneumonia, when most of these deaths can be prevented. Pneumonia is the leading infectious killer of children under 5, and the vast majority of these deaths occur in...

This article originally appeared in Pneumonia and is cross posted here with permission. Keith Grimwood, Siew M. Fong, Mong H. Ooi, Anna M. Nathan and Anne B. Chang Abstract Improved access to healthcare, vaccines and treatment with antibiotics has reduced global mortality from childhood community-acquired pneumonia. However, as respiratory viruses are responsible for most episodes of pneumonia,...

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...