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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...

What do color-changing band-aids, human milk banks and peanut butter-based antibiotics have in common? They could be the secret weapons that deliver a victory against the leading killer of children under five - pneumonia. Unlike the other major infectious disease killers of children - malaria, measles...

This article was originally published on Impatient Optimists and is cross-posted here with permission. by: Monica Posada [caption id="attachment_6749" align="aligncenter" width="284"] Rochom Wart, a Cambodian village malaria worker, uses a pulse oximeter to test for pneumonia in a baby.Photo: Peter Caton/Malaria Consortium.[/caption] Rochom Wart is one of 65 village...