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January 28, 2016 Change leadership and effective management are critical ingredients for modernizing immunization supply chains (iSCs) to withstand current and future pressures and ensure all children have access to vaccines.  This paper, co-authored by VillageReach and People that Deliver, explores the necessary leadership qualities of...

By Huma Khawar, freelance journalist and consultant for Vaccine Implementation Technical Advisory Consortium (VITAC). This article was originally published on the VaccinesWork blog and is cross-posted here with permission. A little girl with her vaccination card. Photo: Gavi/Doune Porter Doctors from across Pakistan gathered in Islamabad last Thursday to fight a disease that’s...

This article was originally published on Impatient Optimists and is cross-posted here with permission. by: ILYA JONES Pneumonia kills more children than any other infectious illness. On average, it accounts for more than 900,000 deaths of children under five each year, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. That is more...

By: Mathuram Santosham In 1980, the first summer I worked on the White Mountain Apache reservation, a community of fewer than 10,000 people in Arizona, so many babies were dying of diarrhea that we buried one every week. To combat this major problem, we trained community outreach workers...

This post was originally published on the Devex website and was cross-posted here with permission.  How can innovative technology be used to save the lives of children at high risk of death from pneumonia? Photo by: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation During the past decade, smartphones have transformed...

This post was originally published on the Huffington Post and was cross-posted here with permission.   A girl in Cambodia is assessed for pneumonia. Copyright Malaria Consortium/Peter Caton Today is World Pneumonia Day - a time to recognise the fact that pneumonia kills more children than any other...

This post was originally published on the Huffington Post and is cross posted here with permission.   Over the course of my career, I've been more personally committed to eliminating pneumonia as a major killer of children. So in 2009, I was delighted to join a small...

This post was originally published on the PATH blog and is cross-posted here with permission   Creativity, collaboration, and a multidimensional strategy go a long way in the fight against the world’s top childhood killer.   [caption id="attachment_6902" align="aligncenter" width="810"] There are many interventions and solutions worth getting excited about...