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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...

This post originally appeared on the USAID IMPACT blog and is cross-posted here with permission. by Robert Steinglass and Katrin DeCamp MCHIP immunization work in India / JSI For many problems in global health, we struggle to know the solutions. Pneumonia is not one of them. Since passing the 500 day countdown...

This post originally appeared on the DefeatDD blog and is cross-posted here with permission. By: Lauren Newhouse, Communications officer for PATH’s pneumococcal vaccine development project As we mark the sixth annual World Pneumonia Day this month, you might be wondering why you should continue to care. You may have heard that pneumonia...

By: Leith Greenslade An important new report released today by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), Pushing the Pace: Progress and Challenges in Fighting Childhood Pneumonia, sheds light onto why pneumonia is still killing an estimated one million children every year, making it the leading infectious disease killer...

In 2013, almost 1 million children died of pneumonia, making it the number one infectious killer of children under five years of age. To address this major global health issue, it is important that we strive for universal access to healthcare so that every child,...

This post originally appeared on the Malaria Consortium blog and is cross-posted here with permission.  In recent years, there has been a rapid proliferation of mobile phone applications. There seems to be one for everything, from daily reminders to complex navigation. But while most of us don’t...