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Authored by Bruce Innis, Global Head, Respiratory Infections & Maternal Immunization, PATH Center for Vaccine Access and Immunization, and AMI Strategic Leadership & Sadaf Khan, PATH Senior Program Officer and AMI Maternal & Newborn Health Technical Advisor. [caption id="attachment_11442" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo credit: PATH/Gabe Bienczycki[/caption] By getting vaccinated...

Authored by Keith Klugman, Director, Pneumonia, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. [caption id="attachment_11415" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Neha Thakur, 25, poses with her 7 month old baby, Vanita, who is admitted to the childrens ward of the district hospital for malnourishment. The hospital keeps cases as such admitted...

Authored by JustActions. In a 2016 address titled, “The Future of Aid for Health”, Larry Summers argued that there should be a “substantial reallocation” of foreign health aid towards global public goods, such as developing medicines and vaccines for diseases of poverty; managing cross-border externalities (e.g....

Authored by the Every Breath Counts Coalition  Is it our imagination or was it harder than ever to get the media to pay attention to pneumonia this World Pneumonia Day? Despite the best efforts of all who worked hard to get coverage, very few health journalists and...

This article was originally posted on shotatlife.org on December 12, 2018 [caption id="attachment_11379" align="alignleft" width="600"] Children take a short break at their Mekong river island school near Pakse, Laos. These children go to school in an area called "the Four Thousand Islands." Laos has steadily improved...

Authored by Dr Kate O’Brien, Executive Director of the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC), and Professor of International Health and Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Gavi/2013/Adrian Brooks When it comes to stopping childhood pneumonia, the odds are stacked against the poor and vulnerable;...

[caption id="attachment_11263" align="alignleft" width="568"] Vaccines can be an important entry point for children and families to the rest of the primary healthcare system Image: REUTERS/Nicky Loh[/caption] By Keith Klugman When I completed my medical degree in South Africa in 1981, the country had one of the highest...

[caption id="attachment_11260" align="alignleft" width="620"] Lydie stock / stock.adobe.com[/caption] By Professor Ger Rijkers Every year, pneumonia affects millions of the most vulnerable people in our society. But although the most high profile cases often involve elderly celebrities, pneumonia is one of the leading causes of death for children...

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