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Pneumonia is the world’s leading infectious killer of children, claiming the lives of more than 800,000 children under the age of five every year. It is a shocking demonstration of health inequities disproportionately affecting the most deprived and marginalised children in low- and middle-income countries....

In 2009, a diverse group of committed doctors, advocates, academics, UN officials and business people came together to change the way the world responded to pneumonia - the “forgotten killer of children”.[1] When they launched the first World Pneumonia Day in November, pneumonia was killing...

We're delighted that the following people will be speaking at our inaugural Global Forum on Childhood Pneumonia. KEITH KLUGMAN Director of the Pneumonia Programme, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Professor Keith Klugman is the Director of the Pneumonia Programme at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). He...

What proportion of children with symptoms of pneumonia are taken to an appropriate health provider? Just 55 % of children with suspected pneumonia are taken to a health facility in the 60 countries where 97% of child pneumonia deaths are occurring. In countries, such as Somalia,...

New partner content from JustActions shows why continued neglect of pneumonia threatens the achievement of health goals. See the full report here and the main messages. There have been several excellent reports about pneumonia in recent years. What is different about this one is that it uses...

Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report: 2018 A new report finds health systems are falling woefully short of ensuring the most vulnerable children have sufficient access to prevention and treatment services in 15 countries that account for 70% of global pneumonia and diarrhea deaths in children under...

Illnesses Don’t Discriminate: Vaccines Work   Authored by Carolyn Miles and William Moss. Carolyn Miles is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children US. William Moss, MD, MPH is the Interim Executive Director at the International Vaccine Access Center, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health   Parents...

Authored by Cammie Lee and Kelly Toves. Originally posted at Research for Development, here.  Editor’s Note: I recently caught up with Cammie Lee, program director for R4D’s market shaping practice. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing examples about how this approach is being applied to improve access to...

We all have a role to play in ending preventable child pneumonia deaths by 2030

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