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World’s first public-private partnership to increase access to oxygen and pulse oximetry launched at Clinton Global Initiative   This press release is by the Pneumonia Innovations Team and cross posted here with permission. New York City, Wednesday September 21st—In the final plenary session of the last Clinton Global...

The UN high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance present those fighting child pneumonia with an opportunity to speak out in support of efforts to battle both AMR and child pneumonia. By Kate O’Brien, Executive Director, International Vaccine Access Center & Amy Sarah Ginsburg, Senior Advisor in International Programs,...

September 14, 2016 By Dr. Kate O’Brien, Executive Director, International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) [caption id="attachment_8068" align="alignright" width="357"] Source: Riccardo Gangale/VectorWorks[/caption] Everyone may get 15 minutes of fame, however, for common illnesses such as pneumonia headlines are scarce. While Secretary Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis is viewed by most through...

September 13, 2016 World Pneumonia Day is two months away! This annual day is held on November 12 to educate the public about pneumonia and its impact on the world. This day is dedicated as a reminder about how individuals, communities, and society can protect, prevent,...

August 30, 2016 In Nigeria’s urban slums, where diseases are easy to pick up and health care facilities are hard to reach, prevention with vaccines can be the difference between life and death. One advocate tells her story. By Chika Offor, Chief Oversight Officer, Vaccine Network for...

[caption id="attachment_7987" align="aligncenter" width="471"] Source: Phil Hillyard/Courier Mail[/caption] August 19, 2016 By Lois Privor-Dumm, IMBA, International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) I, like many others, have watched the Olympics with a sense of excitement and awe this summer. Every four years, I find myself wondering how these athletes have...

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...

July 31, 2016 Reported by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Writer: Salma Warshanna-Sparklin Contributors: Maria Knoll, PhD, Lois Privor-Dumm, IMBA, and Stephanie Cascio, PhD, MPH Scientific experts from around the world came together for the International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD) in...

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